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Monthly Archives: October 2013

by Peg Bostwick, ASWM I recently had the opportunity to represent the Association of State Wetland Managers in a meeting with wetland program representatives from Alaska and Oregon to discuss their potential assumption of the §404 wetland permit program.  Michigan … Continue reading

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EPA Moves To Clarify Clean Water Act, Fox Cries “Power Grab” By Max Greenberg – Media Matters – October 22, 2013 – Blog Fox is accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of a “power grab” for proposing a rule to clarify … Continue reading

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Restoring  Riparian Buffers: A What Works By Merritt Frey – River Network – October 2013 Around the nation, river and watershed groups are breathing life back into our rivers and streams through projects focused on restoring a “riparian buffer” along … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM As a community planner, artist and an environmentalist, I am continually intrigued by the theory of sustainable development and in finding ways to effectively balance the three legs of the “sustainability stool”: the … Continue reading

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Climate change: a survivors’ guide By John Vidal – The Guardina – October 13, 2013 As warnings of global climate change grow ever more dire, John Vidal offers 10 tips on how to prepare for an apocalyptic future. For full story, … Continue reading

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Love Our Wetlands (Or Else!) By Betsy Gazo – Sun Star – October 19, 2013 PARDON me, but I’ve never heard of Ramsar until Dr. Lisa Paguntalan, an ornithologist and the Director for Field Operations of the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation … Continue reading

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The Federal Budget, or rather the lack thereof, has been front and center in the news the past two weeks. The closure of the federal government certainly highlighted the importance of gaining support and agreement on a budget well in … Continue reading

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When it comes to data, beauty is in the eye of the beholder By Terry Clayton – CGIAR – October 7, 2013 One of several insights from the recently published Survey and Analysis of the Data Requirements for Stakeholders in African … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Compact Spurs Growing Number Of Rules By Sara Jerome – Water Online – October 2, 2013 The Great Lakes states are making serious efforts to prevent anyone from stealing too much from their waters in an effort to … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Most children don’t know what wetlands are, let alone what they contribute or why protecting them is important. Efforts to protect wetlands in the United States should include teaching the next generation of citizens and decision makers … Continue reading

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