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Monthly Archives: January 2017

By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh) As January 2017 comes to a close, two people retiring from the federal civil service will be sorely … Continue reading

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Continuing to Protect the Country’s Waters By Gina McCarthy – EPA Forward – January 12, 2017 Water is something deeply personal to each of us. We depend on it for running our homes and operating our businesses. Americans collectively drink … Continue reading

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Making Natural Infrastructure Solutions Happen By James Schwab – American Planning Association – January 17, 2017 Almost all planners know from training and experience that the path from idea to implementation can often be fraught with difficulty. The best environmental … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The term “natural infrastructure” is interpreted broadly and had been used to describe many different types of infrastructure – from bioswales to living shorelines and from wet meadow restoration to removal of dams … Continue reading

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Public Land Giveaway Would be Disastrous for Rivers By Davide Moryc – American Rivers – January 9, 2017 On the first day of the new Congress the new Republican led U.S. House voted to ease the transfer of public lands … Continue reading

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Science-Based Conservation Under Attack in 2017 By Candice Gaukel Andrews – Good Nature Travel – January 3, 2017 We’ve closed the books on 2016. It’s natural to want to assess the past year, now that we’ve made it through to … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM Over the winter holiday, I got to spend a number of precious days with my elementary school-aged children.  We went snowshoeing through the woods and even explored some icy wetlands.  I always like to … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Restoration Gets Hi-Res Land Cover Data Eco Magazine – December 12, 2016 There’s no question that technology has changed every facet of modern life. The corporate world and the health care industry are examples of fields that were quick … Continue reading

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What on Earth is ‘conservation finance’? By Peter Gleick – Science Blogs – December 1, 2016 By Bruno Vander Velde –Human Nature – December 2, 2016 What is ‘conservation finance’? “Conservation finance” refers generally to a range of financial mechanisms … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM An important and timely milestone was achieved on Friday, January 6 with publication of the final rule on Issuance and Reissuance of §404 Nationwide Permits in the Federal Register.  For those that prefer a … Continue reading

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