In the News

Weekly News of Interest

Listed below are links to news articles that may be of interest to the wetland community. They also appear in the monthly issue of Wetland News Digest. Readers are encouraged to send links to recent articles, publications, and other resources pertaining to wetlands in their local area to Marla Stelk, Executive Director at  and reference “In the News” in the subject box.

EPA Rescinds Previous Administration’s Guidance on Clean Water Act Permit Requirements

Now Available: International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management

Closed Out: How U.S. Farmers are Denied Access to Conservation Programs

Minn. appeals tribal court's greenlight on 'wild rice' lawsuit re Line 3

Floating Wetlands Planned for Inner Harbor to Revive Urban Ecosystems, Clean Water

Louisiana’s Native communities face a long recovery after Hurricane Ida


Recent Comment Letters

ASWM Comments on Clean Water Act Section 401

On Friday, July 30th, 2021, the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) submitted comments in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Federal Register Notice of Intention to Reconsider and Revise the Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule (Docket # EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0302). ASWM strongly supports EPA’s intention to revise those regulations and submitted a comment letter to assist in development of a proposed rule. The full comment letter can be read here.