Importance of Vernal Ponds

  • They are highly productive ecosystems, and are able to capture energy and provide food and habitat.

  • They provide a natural hydrological balance in the landscape and help to provide protection against floods.

  • They have a role in providing water quality protection by filtering pollutants such as sediments, nutrients, organic and inorganic matter and pathogens.

  • They provide nursery areas for amphibian & waterbirds.

  • Wetlands provide vital habitat for species that are threatened

  • They provide temporary refuge for migratory waterbirds

  • They provide opportunities for scientific research and monitoring

  • They have intrinsic natural beauty and provide recreational sites

  • They provide educational sites for schools and the community.


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