What is a Hemi-Marsh?
A Hemi Marsh is a type of wetland that typically found in deeper water. Hemi Marshes are characterized by a mix of emergent vegetation and submersed plant life. This combination creates an ideal habitat for a variety of aquatic dependent birds and amphibians Migrating birds find this place ideal for stopping over and many brooding female birds find this a perfect place for raising young. The standard definition for a Hemi-Marsh is a 1:1 ratio of open water to emergent vegetation. To maintain this ratio, a Hemi-marsh must go through periods of drought and flooding to help keep the vegetation levels close to that 1:1 ratio, maintaining that ideal habitat.