Montana’s Wetlands: Our Vital Link Between Land and Water. Q: What kind of plant life will you find in our wetlands? . Floating Plants not attached to the bottom. Floating plants come in sizes from very small to over a foot in diameter
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Montana’s Wetlands: Our Vital Link Between Land and Water
Q: What kind of plant life will you find in our wetlands?
Q: Where do wetlands occur?
A: In three topographic situations
1 Basin wetlands - develop in shallow basins, form upland depressions to filled in lakes and ponds; water flow is vertical
2 Riverine wetlands - develop along shallow and periodically flooded banks of rivers; water flow is unidirectional
3 Fringe wetlands - occur along the coasts of large lakes; water flow is in two directions
Q: What kind of animals use/live in Wetlands?
A: Waterfowl, Beaver, Moose
Waterfowl are certain wildfowl of the order Anseriformes, especially members of the family Anatidae, which includes ducks, geese, and swans.
Moose use wetlands for abundant water resources, and ease of travel due to there long legs. Plants provide the moose with its sodium requirements, and as much as half of their diet usually consists of aquatic plant life.
FUN FACT: The biggest registered Montana moose scored 195 1/8. It had a 55 7/8 inch spread, a palm 43 1/8 inches long and 15 1/8 inches wide on the right side, slightly smaller on the left, and bases 7 3/8 inches in circumference. It had 14 points per side, and was taken in Beaverhead County in 1952.
Beaver ponds, and the wetlands that succeed them, remove sediments and pollutants from waterways, including total suspended solids, total nitrogen, phosphates, carbon and silicates.
Fun Fact: Largest beaver dam, a dam near Three Forks, Montana, with 652 meters (2,140 feet) long, 4.3 meters (14 feet) high at the highest point, and seven meters (23 feet) thick at the base.
Destruction of Wetlands in the United States.
May Fishermen’s flies are bases on what aquatic insects are around at the time.
Not Actual Largest Dam.