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Monthly Archives: May 2013

The past couple years have been a roller coaster ride for the people who live along the Mississippi. Flood was followed by drought was followed by flood.  While drought still persists in the western half of the United States, the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) Interactive Data Website USDA NRCS The Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) authorizes USDA to report on the condition of natural resources, and to analyze conservation programs and opportunities. … Continue reading

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There Be Monsters Here: So Why the Delay on Clean Water Protections? By Peter Lehner – Switchboard Blog – May 24, 2013 – Video Some kids are afraid of sharks. In the ponds where I like to swim, it’s snapping … Continue reading

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It is exciting to hear about a tangible example of the application of wetland strategies to address local issues and goals.   Here is one recently showcased on an ASWM webinar presentation by Matt Meersman of Friends of the St. Joe … Continue reading

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10 Surprising Senators Who Voted Again This Week By Steve Fleischli –The Huffington Post Blog – May 16, 2013 For the first time in over a decade, the full U.S. Senate this week voted on legislation aimed squarely at blocking protections … Continue reading

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When Valuing Wetlands Local Perspectives Matters Most Eurasia Review – May 17, 2013 A new way of valuing ecosystem services, incorporating the local perspective, is the driving force behind a project assessing aquatic ecosystems in highland areas of Asia. For … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs A Five-Year Farm Bill for Clean Water, Affordable Food & The Great Outdoors AmmoLand – May 10, 2013 As the Agriculture Committees in the House and Senate turn their attention to considering and reporting out a five-year farm … Continue reading

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Climate change expected to impact Maine’s forests By North Cairn – Kennebec Journal – May 11, 2013 Unless people dramatically cut the amount of carbon dioxide they’re putting into the air and water through industry, farming, landfills and fossil fuel … Continue reading

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This May is the 23rd anniversary of American Wetlands Month.  American Wetlands Month is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of wetlands to the Nation’s ecological, economic, and social health.  This year ASWM is celebrating with a focus on wetland … Continue reading

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Wetland Delineation Plant Name Look-up Tool Field Notes & Data Tips – April 12, 2013 This tool is similar to my “Bird Macro Library” and “Plant Code Lookup” Excel tools that convert AOU bird codes or standardized plant symbol codes … Continue reading

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