How do I know if I have wetlands on my property?
First, you might call the Inland Wetlands Office and speak with Robert Kuchta, (Inland Wetlands Enforcement Officer) or visit the Land Use Office in the Town Hall, to look at maps of your property to see if there are any mapped wetlands of your property. If the maps don't clearly show any mapped wetlands, it might also require a site visit from the Inland Wetlands Officer, who would give you a good indication of whether or not you own Inland Wetlands. He might then give you a list of certified soil scientists who are registered in Connecticut to determine soil types. The soil scientist would survey your property for Inland Wetland Soils and work with a surveyor to plot them on a map of your property.

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1. Is there a difference between coastal wetlands and inland wetlands? I thought wetlands were all the same kind?
2. How do I know if I have wetlands on my property?
3. Why are wetlands important?
4. What are inland wetlands?
5. I have a backyard that doesn't look "wet." Can I extend my lawn or put in a "playscape" for my kids in that area?
6. What can I do if I have wetlands on my property?
7. Can I look at maps of projects that might be proposed in my neighborhood or in town?
8. Can I dig a pond to drain the marshy areas in my yard to give me more dry lawn?
9. How often does the Inland Wetlands Agency meet?
10. I'm interested in learning more about wetlands. Where can I get more information?
11. I have no wetlands on my property, but my neighbor has some. How does this affect me?
12. Are inland wetlands just "junk" land or is there any benefit I can gain from the wetlands on my property?
13. Example of a Clear Cutting violation.