People have often failed to appreciate the significance of wetlands. Lack of awareness has caused wetlands to be drained, filled, and polluted, to meet shortterm human needs. One half of the original 215 million acres of wetlands in the United States no longer exist. Best estimates indicate that we are continuing to loose 458,000 acres of our remaining wetlands each year. Wetlands have an enormous ability to produce and support plant and animal life. They rank among the most productive ecosystems in the world, and produce as much plant growth as tropical jungles, and 20 times as much plant material as the ocean. In addition, wetlands provide many valuable functions. Wetlands filter out pollutants, moderate flood waters, produce valuable crops, and are places of scenic beauty. It is my hope that my graphic design thesis project for The Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary will help people understand the interdependencies of nature, and increase public awareness about the importance of wetland areas and preserving the environment.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Industrial design coordination--Technique; Industrial design coordination--Specimens; Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary (Penfield, N.Y.)

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Remington, B. Roger

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Begland, Mary


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