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Economic analysis could undermine Trump rule repeal Ariel Wittenberg – E&E News – October 30, 2019 When the Trump administration finalized its repeal of the Obama-era Clean Water Rule last month, it also quietly updated an economic analysis of the … Continue reading

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Ghost nets: the remote town turning death-trap debris into world-class art  By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore – The Guardian – July 11, 2017 – Video On the outskirts of the Aboriginal town of Pormpuraaw – beyond the scented frangipani trees, the rows of … Continue reading

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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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They Released 14 Wolves In A Park. But No One Was Prepared For THIS By We Love Animals – June 11, 2016 – Video In 1995, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, along with Canadian biologists, captured 14 wolves in … Continue reading

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How Imagery Can Enhance Visualization and Analysis By Nicole Blake Johnson – GovLoop – October 20, 2016 We all know the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In government, this saying holds especially true for imagery. Images help us … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst In celebration of National Wetlands Month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released a fun and fascinating new online resource called “What’s Wild in Our Wetlands?”  This new website is a delight … Continue reading

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Turning Stormwater Runoff Into Everyone’s Business By Julian Spector – CityLab – March 18, 2016 When it rains heavily in D.C., the surrounding ecosystem takes a beating. A full 43 percent of land in the city is impervious to rainwater. … Continue reading

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Why Do We Measure Wetlands Loss In Football Fields? By Jesse Hardman – WWNO – March 3, 2015 What happens when you combine the most popular sport in the U.S. with one of the most dire environmental situations in the … 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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