This paper assesses the impacts of a 20-year-old pipeline right-of-way (ROW) through a boreal forest wetland. The study showed: (1) adjacent natural wetland areas were not altered in type; (2) water sheet flow restriction has been reversed by nature; (3) no non-native plant species have invaded natural areas; (4) three-quarters of the ROW area is a wedand, (5) the ROW has increased biodiversity; and (6) public access has a detrimental effect.

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