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Wetlands are an important aesthetic amenity, much enjoyed by many visitors. They also bear a wide variety of saleable products, including thatching reed and sedge, marsh hay, litter, craft materials, peat and turf, and can be profitably let for shooting, fishing and grazing. Most lowland wetlands have been managed for their exploitable products for many centuries, and can be maintained with these communities only by the continuation of this management. The addition of paying visitors should provide sufficient funds to pay for the management. Intensive recreation does disrupt a habitat, but many uses can satisfactorily co-exist on a large, or a series of small, wetlands.