Additional links to articles, reports, and information on the importance of wetlands, and the negative impacts of cell phone towers on property values.


The Importance of Wetlands

“A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants, adapted to the unique hydric soil. Wetlands play a number of roles in the environment, principally water purification, flood control, carbon sink and shoreline stability. Wetlands are also considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life.” Wikipedia

NY State Department of Environmental Conservation – “Why Are Wetlands Valuable?”

Audubon New York “The Importance of Freshwater Wetlands”

The Army Corps of Engineers “Recognizing Wetlands” PDF

The Army Corps of Engineers “Wetlands Regulatory Assistance ProgramRegional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Northcentral and Northeast Region” PDF

EPA – Section 404 of the Clean Water Act: How Wetlands are Defined and Identified


The Negative Impacts of Cell Phone Towers on Property Values

“People shy away,” Ms. Canaris said. “If they have the opportunity to buy another home, they do.” She said cell antennas and towers near homes affected property values, adding, “You can see a buyer’s dismay over the sight of a cell tower near a home just by their expression, even if they don’t say anything.”  

– TINA CANARIS, an associate broker and a co-owner of RE/MAX Hearthstone in Merrick  From “A Pushback Against Cell Towers” New York Times

“Increasing numbers of people don’t want to live near cell towers. In some areas with new towers, property values have decreased by up to 20%.”

-WILLIAM GATI, AIA, President of Architecture Studio, Kew Gardens, N.Y. from “Examining invisible urban pollution and its effect on real estate value in New York City” 

Examining invisible urban pollution and its effect on real estate value in New York City

New York Times article “A Pushback Against Cell Towers”

Cell Towers, Antennas Problematic for Buyers

Property Values Declining Near Cell Towers

Using GIS to Measure the Impact of Distance to Cell Phone Towers on House Prices in Florida

What evidence exists that property values are impacted by the placement of antenna towers?

The Impact of Cellphone Towers on Property Values