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Monthly Archives: May 2014

by Brenda Zollitsch For those working in development, planning, transportation and flood prevention most likely the image that comes to mind when you use the word “beaver” is of a large, furry, flat- tailed, tree-cutting, pond-producing foe.  While the impacts … Continue reading

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Partnerships and Volunteers Bring a Midwest Wetland to Life By Jody Christiansen – USDA Blog – May 22, 2014 Now, when you look at the Nygren Wetland Preservein Illinois, a menagerie of wildlife can be seen –  ducks and geese … Continue reading

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Five maps of America’s massive drought By Brad Plumer – Vox – May 15, 2014 The massive drought afflicting the western United States is getting worse. Half of the mainland United States is facing drier-than-usual conditions, with 15 percent of the … Continue reading

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“It is reckless to suppose that biodiversity can be diminished indefinitely without threatening humanity itself.” –E.O. Wilson Today, May 22, 2014 is the International Day of Biodiversity which was established by the United Nations to increase understanding and awareness of … Continue reading

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Heavy rains impact wildlife, demonstrate value of wetlands By Candice Davis – Southeast Missourian – May 15, 2014 While many wait expectantly for the rainy season to end, biologists know heavy rains such as this week’s weather in the bottomlands … Continue reading

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Looks Like Rain Again. And Again. By Justin Gillis – The New York Times – May 12, 2014 The acid test of a scientific theory is whether it makes predictions that eventually come true. So consider this old prediction, from … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM May is a very celebratory month for those of us working in the field of natural sciences and policy. To begin with, May is American Wetlands Month. It is also the month when … Continue reading

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My View: Forest preserves committed to restoration, education By Mike Holan – – April 12, 2014 The Winnebago County Forest Preserve District is highly committed to its role as stewards of this county’s natural heritage. Like other Illinois forest … Continue reading

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The way forward to kicking our carbon addiction By Keith Gaby – Environmental Defense Fund – May 7, 2014 How would you respond to an upsetting medical diagnosis? Probably first with shock and fear, then you’d ask the doctor about realistic … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch On April 30, 2014, ASWM published its Report on State Definitions, Jurisdiction and Mitigation Requirements in State Programs for Ephemeral, Intermittent and Perennial Streams in the United States.  ASWM interviewed state staff working on stream mitigation in … Continue reading

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