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Monthly Archives: March 2016

By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM In November, 2015, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum on Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment. Essentially it’s a directive for federal agencies to “adopt a clear … Continue reading

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Tackling Harmful Algal Blooms By W. Russell Callender, Joel Beauvais, and Beth Kerttula – The White House – March 15, 2016 We all know that plants and algae are important—not only on land, but also in the water. They provide … Continue reading

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USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program Contact: Amelia Hines Dortch – USDA NRCS – March 14, 2016 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie The Zika Virus has been receiving a great deal of attention.  It should.  The documented cases of birth defects and neurological disorders potentially linked to the virus continues to grow.  As reported in a recent Washington Post … Continue reading

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We Can Save Individual Species – But Can We Save Entire Ecosystems? By Daniel Ackerman – Ensia – February 23 2016 The 1973 Endangered Species Act has rescued numerous individual species from extinction in the United States — think Rocky … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of the Mississippi for Restoration By Kristin Tracz – Walton Family Foundation– March 1, 2016 – Video For many communities along the Mississippi River, 2016 started off chaotically as torrential downpours in Illinois and Missouri led to … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst The Association of State Wetland Managers is a partner in Wetland Link International (WLI), an international support network for organizations delivering education and engagement activities at wetland centers across the globe.  I serve as ASWM’s … Continue reading

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Study suggests salt marshes could persist despite rising sea levels Chesapeake Bay Program – February 26, 2016 Salt marshes may be more resilient to the effects of rising sea levels than previously thought, according to a recent study from the … Continue reading

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2015 National Environmental Scorecard Reveals Most Anti-Environmental Congress in History Contact: Seth Stein – League of Conservation Voters – February 24, 2016 The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today released the 2015 National Environmental Scorecard tallying the performance of every member of … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Today I was able to bring my dog, Alice, in to the office with me. She’s a rescue dog that was found as a stray after Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas. She traveled … Continue reading

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