News

ASWM has been a valuable source for wetland-related news for over 10 years. It publishes the monthly "Wetland Breaking News," which is widely read as a national publication. News items are also posted under major topic categories, for example, climate change, Gulf oil spill, state wetland program news and job postings. These can be found in the drop-down menu below "News," or select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read. In Wetland Breaking Newsaddition to publishing WBN, the Association also offers original content with announcements, legal analysis, quirky wetland stories and more on its weekly blog, The Compleat Wetlander.

Water projects flow despite tea party

By Scott Wong and Kevin Robillard – Politico – October 24, 2013

Pressure from conservatives helped push the GOP to shut down the government, strip food stamps out of the farm bill and bring the country to the brink of default. But when many of the same groups united against an $8.2 billion water infrastructure bill, tea-party Republicans in the House weren’t listening. To read full story, click here.

ELI Handbook: Prioritizing Wetland & Stream Rest. & Protection

By Eric Sweeney, et al. – Environmental Law Institute – 2013

ELI published A Handbook for Prioritizing Wetland and Stream Restoration and Protection Using Landscape Analysis Tools (2013), to provide states, tribes, and local governments with information about the range of tools used by wetland programs across the country. This page and its related supporting materials are derived from the handbook. Our research draws from interviews and the review of available documentation for 30 wetland and stream programs, comprising a total of 115 prioritization tools. We identified and analyzed the four categories of tools and programs that are designed to prioritize wetland and stream restoration and protection sites. For more information and to download the report, click here.

Great Lakes Restoration Database launched

Contact: Heather Braun – Great Lakes Commission – October 23, 2013

The Great Lakes Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the launch of a new online Great Lakes Restoration Database (GLRD), available at habitat.glc.org. The site showcases, in one easy-to-access location, projects implemented under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration Focus Area. To read full announcement, click here.