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Wildlife Refuges (Iowa)

This document contains a list of wildlife refuges and sanctuaries in the state.

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Wildlife Management Areas (Minnesota)

Certain areas of the State are designated as wildlife protection areas and refuges; new construction and development is restricted in these areas.

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Wildlife Management Areas (Maryland)

Wildlife Management Areas exist in the State of Maryland as wildlife sanctuaries, and vehicles, tree removal, and construction are severely restricted in these areas. Some of these species are also classified as Natural Heritage Areas, which exist for the preservation of threatened or endangered animals or plants.

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Wildlife Management Areas (Florida)

Certain sites in Florida are designated as wildlife management areas, and construction and development is heavily restricted in these areas.

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Wild, Scenic, and Recreational Rivers (South Dakota)

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is responsible for maintaining a state water plan, intended to implement state policies for water management. A portion of the plan is reserved for rivers designated as wild, scenic, or recreational by the Board of Water and Natural Resources. No development may occur that is detrimental to the natural and scenic beauty of the designated river.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Maryland)

It is state policy to protect the outstanding scenic, geologic, ecologic, historic, recreational, agricultural, fish, wildlife, cultural, and other similar values of certain rivers and adjacent lands. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for designating rivers and river segments to be classified as wild and scenic, and development and construction are restricted on or near these rivers.

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Wild Resource Conservation Program (Pennsylvania)

Established by The Wild Resource Conservation Act of 1982, the Wild Resource Conservation Program is a part of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The program works closely with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to conduct and support research, conservation and education projects focused on preserving Pennsylvania’s biodiversity. The program has developed County Natural Heritage Inventories that locate and identify rare species and special habitats in all 67 Pennsylvania Counties.

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White Bear Lake Conservation District (Minnesota)

This statute establishes the White Bear Lake Conservation District, which has the authority to set water and land use regulations for the area around White Bear Lake.

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Wetlands and Riparian Rights (Maryland)

The Department of the Environment regulates dredging, dumping, filling, and similar activities in wetland areas to protect the environmental and public values of the wetlands and to sustain their ability to control floods. Regulations will be enacted with the consent of the Maryland Agricultural Commission. This legislation contains provisions to protect the rights of riparian owners and landowners. Licensing requirements for the construction of non-water dependent structures on piers can be found in section 16-104; such structures may not be permitted in Prince George's County.

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Wetlands Standard Dredge and Fill Permit (New Hampshire)

The purpose of the permits is to protect and preserve submerged lands under tidal and freshwaters and wetlands, both salt and fresh water, from unregulated alteration that would adversely affect the natural ability of wetlands to absorb flood waters, treat stormwater, and recharge groundwater supplies, impact fish and wildlife of significant value, and depreciate or obstruct the commerce, recreation, and aesthetic enjoyment of the public. The permits apply to both major and minor impact projects.