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Definition of Jurisdictional wetland

Jurisdictional wetland Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
An area that meets the criteria established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps or COE) for a Wetlands (as set forth in their Wetlands Delineation Manual). Such areas come under the jurisdiction of the Corps of Engineers for permitting certain actions such as dredge and fill operations. See Wetlands. (Also see Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States, U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Appendix W-3 presents a summarization of this Wetland and Deepwater Habitat Classification System based upon USFWS criteria.)