What are the different types of wetlands?

Wetlands are divided into two classes — freshwater and saltwater. In Canada, there are many types of wetlands. These include bogs, fens, marshes, swamps, and shallow water. Some wetlands accumulate peat (partially decomposed organic matter) and are called peatlands.

All wetlands have value. That’s why we’re working on a comprehensive wetland inventory to identify and monitor these ecosystems. Learn more about this effort.

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