Report: Great Lakes only region to gain wetlands

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This photo taken Dec. 17, 2013, near Monroe, Mich., shows a parcel of land called the Dusseau tract that was converted from cropland to 38 acres of coastal wetlands and 28 acres of lakeplain wet prairie by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Ducks Unlimited. It’s an example of decades-old efforts by government agencies and private groups to rebuild Great Lakes coastal wetlands such as swamps, bogs and marshes that have been depleted by development. A federal report released in November suggests the work is beginning to pay off. (AP Photo/John Flesher)