Table 1 - Wetlands Lost and Created Under the Federal-Aid Highway Program: 1996-2000

Table 1 - Wetlands Lost and Created Under the Federal-Aid Highway Program: 1996-2000

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Fiscal year Acres impacted Acres mitigated Ratio of wetlands created to wetlands lost
1996 1,568 3,554 2.3:1
1997 1,699 4,484 2.6:1
1998 1,167 2,557 2.2:1
1999 2,354 5,409 2.3:1
2000 2,041 7,671 3.8:1
2001 1,905 4,017 2.11:1
Total 10,734 27,692 2.6:1

SOURCES: 1996-2000-U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Wetlands Mitigation Data Report for the Federal-Aid Highway Program, Fiscal Year 2000 (Washington DC: 2001).

2001 data-_____. Wetlands Mitigation Data Report for Federal-Aid Highway Projects, Fiscal Year 2001 available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/wetland/mitrpt01.htm, as of March 2002.