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Monthly Archives: August 2009

In August the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) quietly closed down the St. Petersburg office that was the home of the National Wetland Inventory (NWI) for 32 years. It is hard nowadays to appreciate that the NWI and associated … Continue reading

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Online Encyclopedia of All Plants and Animals: Encyclopedia of Life Provides Clues on Aging, Pests An online encyclopedia aiming to describe every type of animal and plant on the planet has reached 170,000 entries and is helping research into aging, … Continue reading

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They paved paradise and put up a parkin’ lot With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swingin’ hot spot Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you got till it’s gone They paved paradise and … Continue reading

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EPA Clean Water Act Discussion Forum http://blog.epa.gov/cwaactionplan/

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Sometimes during the hot, steamy days of August I remember a long ago summer that  not so much shaped my life as distilled certain bits and pieces rattling around in an adolescent brain and set it on its future course. … Continue reading

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Cryptozoology Online: Still on the Track: Bog Turtle Disease Alert from USFWS http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/2009/08/bog-turtle-disease-alert-from-usf.html Restoring Your Wetlands for Bog Turtles and Other Wildlife [PDF] http://www.edf.org/article.cfm?contentID=4509  [Download Landowner’s Guide]

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Over the years much of the public discussion about keeping wetlands on the landscape has been around wetlands regulation.  Since the 1990 Mitigation Memorandum of Agreement (http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/ regs/mitigate.html) required mitigation of wetlands under the Section 404 program, there has been … Continue reading

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Recent Blogs on the Clean Water Restoration Act Energy/Enviro Experts – should Congress Wade in? By Margaret Kriz Hobson – National Journal Expert Blogs – July 27, 2009 Is legislation needed to protect wetlands and solidify the government’s authority under … Continue reading

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Such strange beasts and fish Are also bred              That no man can give name to—                           –The Compleat Angler An invasive species is “an alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to … Continue reading

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