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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Department Of Interior To Clean Nation’s Filter The Onion – September 6, 2010 Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday that a maintenance crew would begin work this week cleaning the nation’s filter in order to remove the estimated 40 million … Continue reading

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Ants on the Beach at Wells Reserve, Maine By Jim Teaford – Wetland Notes – September 20, 2010 http://wetlandnotes.com/notes-and-anecdotes

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Wildlife and people abound in Yellowstone National Park this month.  This past weekend the Compleat Wetlander encountered bison, coyotes, wolves, antelope, Sandhill cranes, osprey, weasel, rabbit, squirrels and bear—mostly in wetlands and the adjacent floodplains of the park.  As winter … Continue reading

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A Fish-Eye’s View of the Chesapeake Bay By Tom Pelton – Bay Daily Blog – September 20, 2010 How about this for a fish-eye’s view of the state of the Chesapeake Bay?  This is a shot of underwater grasses thriving … Continue reading

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The Economy of Estuary by Ginger Strand Orion Magazine – Sept/Oct. 2010 Should nature have a price? The Skagit delta has become a flash point in the battle to save the Pacific Northwest’s iconic fish. That’s because this patchwork of … Continue reading

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A Career in Engineering By Alexandra Cheney – Wall Street Journal – September 13, 2010 Envisioning how you would design and create a wetland or reroute a stream channel? Check out environmental engineering. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274 8703946504575469820272216004.html National Wetlands Awards – Call … Continue reading

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Wetland mitigation, replacing functions and values lost, is a large part of Clean Water Act Section 404 and state dredge and fill permitting programs for wetlands.  Throughout the country stream mitigation requirements are slowly being adopted by states and Corps … Continue reading

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Spatial Planning & Governance for Climate Change Earth Casts (webcasts) – September 1, 2010 Learn about role that spatial planning can play in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Discover the different development strategies available for sustainable place-making. Explore potential governance … Continue reading

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Keep “Jaws” in the Potomac Bay Daily Blog – September 2, 2010 http://cbf.typepad.com/bay_daily/2010/09/a-group-of-fisherman-trying-to-catch-cow-nose-rays-in-the-potomac-river-yesterday-netted-something-much-larger-8-foot-long-s.html

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Rooted plants need water to grow. But lots of water for long periods depletes the oxygen in the soil creating a condition called anoxia.  Wetland plants—hydrophytic plants—are able to grow and thrive in low oxygen environments.  Sounds simple.  The boundary … Continue reading

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