How can I tell if there are wetlands on or near my property?

Look for low areas where water sits on the surface for several days after a storm, or for longer periods during the spring and early summer. Adjacent to these areas, look for areas where the soils are saturated with water and muddy under foot. 

Look for common wetlands plants – red maple, American elm, river birch, silver maple, weeping willow, skunk cabbage, ferns and mosses, cattails, reeds and rushes, highbush blueberry, sweet pepperbush, alders, and willows.

Look for thick, dark, organic soils.