Wetland Conservation and Management for the Texas Central Coast

Wetland Management Techniques

Productive wetlands are typically dynamic, in that they change with seasonal and annual precipitation, flooding events, drought and other natural disturbances. Wetlands that experience stable conditions over multiple years tend to become less productive and support fewer numbers of wildlife. Management activities that mimic natural disturbance processes can increase and maintain wetland productivity to support wildlife. In the Central Coast, the goal of wetland management is generally for the benefit of resident and migratory waterfowl. Many other species of wetland birds and aquatic wildlife also benefit from these management activities. Certain management activities also are necessary to prevent or control encroachment of non-native plants that are detrimental to functional wetland ecosystems.

Water level management
Vegetation management
Wetland Management Calendar for the Texas Central Coast:
A general guide for scheduling annual wetland management practices.