Wetlands (Water Management District)
This is one of three agencies that map wetlands.
Issue: This layer shows wetlands as determined by Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). Most wetlands are highly regulated by federal, state, and local agencies. Permits are required to impact regulated wetland habitat.
Cost: Regulations require that wetlands must be avoided as much as possible. After impacts to wetlands are justified, mitigation to offset the impact such as creating new wetlands on site or purchasing mitigation credits is required at a cost ranging from $50,000-$200,000 per acre (not including permitting costs) depending on habitat quality and type. Final determination of wetland boundaries is determined by a field inspection.