Rick Henderson, in Reason (Apr. 1991), Reason Foundation, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Ste. 1062, Santa Monica, Calif. 90405.
When the Carter administration set out in 1977 to combat destruction of U.S. wet- lands, there was not much question about
' what lands were to be protected. Wetlands were areas so often flooded or saturated with ground water that they would nor- mally support "vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil condi- tions." Only "aquatic areasu-swamps, marshes,...