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Monthly Archives: February 2017

by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM Background: The Association of State Wetland Managers is preparing to release a new 12-module online training series on hydric soils this spring.  Guided by a national project workgroup, these web-based training modules are ASWM’s … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Diversity in Eastern Forests for Landowners, Wildlife By Justin Fritscher – USDA Blog – December 29, 2016 What do biologists look for in a healthy forest? A diversity in the ages and composition of trees and occasional breaks … Continue reading

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Restoring America’s Wetland Forest Legacy By Sam Davis – Union of Concerned Scientists Blog – February 7, 2017 Like many white, middle-class, suburban kids, I grew up with one foot in the forest. To me, that small woodlot, a green … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM This past week I’ve joined many others watching the news unfolding about Oroville dam and its eroding spillway.  The videos of 100,000 cubic feet per second churning over the spillway and down the river … Continue reading

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New Court Decision on Water Transfers Reinstates EPA’s Existing Rule Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) – February 3, 2017 A recent court decision provides a new milestone in an ongoing legal dispute over whether water transfers, such as … Continue reading

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Restoration Spotlight: A forest’s hopes rest on golden wings By Will Parson – Chesapeake Bay News – February 7, 2017 – Video When Mike and Laura Jackson wanted to restore wildlife habitat on their slice of a forested Pennsylvania mountainside, … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM On Monday, February 6th, a tanker truck carrying home heating oil rolled over on the interstate highway running through Portland, Maine, spilling oil along the roadway and into the Fore River. Since that … Continue reading

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We Want Young Artists to Inspire the Conservation World By Gina McCarthy – USFWS Blog – Open Spaces: A Talk on the Wild Side  – February 2, 2017 Several contests give young visual artists a chance to show off their … Continue reading

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Progress in Strengthening Our Government-to-Government Relationship with Tribal Nations By JoAnn Chase and Ethan Shenkman – EPA Connect – January 19, 2017 EPA has long honored tribal rights to sovereignty, self-governance and self-determination. These principles are enshrined in EPA’s Indian … Continue reading

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