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Monthly Archives: June 2017

by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM Change is a constant, whether leading to gain or loss…or even a new and different equilibrium.  Unexpected, sudden changes can be the hardest.  These could be anything from changes in program budgets, staffing, leadership, … Continue reading

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Neuse and Cape Fear Rivers Need Floodplain Protection  By Peter Raabe – American Rivers – June 21, 2017 North Carolina’s Neuse and Cape Fear rivers are threatened by untreated animal waste that is stored in the floodplains of the rivers … Continue reading

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Auditing the Blue Blood Bank  By Steve De Neef and Meigan Henry – Hakai Magazine – June 20, 2017 – Video Humans aren’t the only species that donate their blood for the greater good. The blue blood of horseshoe crabs … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM There is perhaps no more iconic symbol of the wetlands and waterways of the nation than the Great Blue Heron.  This beautiful bird is found year round throughout much of the lower 48 states.  … Continue reading

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Intact mangroves worth twice as much as rice paddies By Emma Bryce – Anthropocene – June 9, 2017 Conservationists frequently say that ecosystems are worth more when they’re left untouched. But to whom? Local communities who could potentially farm the … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray By Jared Lloyd – Hakai Magazine – June 14, 2017 The state of Maryland has imposed a moratorium on a blood sport that had been taking place across its slice of the Chesapeake … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I just returned from the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) annual conference which was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico this year. Quite a different world from where our home office is located … Continue reading

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Putting the Local in Marine Conservation By Amorina Kingdon – Hakai Magazine – June 5, 2017 First, do no harm. It’s a guiding principal of all physicians and one that environmental researcher Nathan Bennett would also like marine conservationists to respect. … Continue reading

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In the Land of Lost Gardens By Heather Pringle – Hakai Magazine – June 6, 2017 The neatness, the orderliness, the sheer scientific preciseness of the death lying at our feet is impressive. It is a sunny spring day near the mouth … Continue reading

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Throwing Dead Fish for Fun and Ecological Profit By Frances Backhouse – Hakai Magazine – June 1, 2017 On a chilly January morning, four-year-old Eli Burger stands on the bank of Douglas Creek, on the outskirts of Victoria, British Columbia, … Continue reading

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