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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Losses due to flooding and severe storm events have been and continue to be on the rise due to both naturally occurring extreme weather events and human activity. According to the National Oceanic … 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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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Ecological restoration is certainly a hot topic these days. The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) has been working on finding solutions for wetland restoration challenges through two different U.S. EPA Wetland Program … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan with about 1,000 other folks from a variety of professional backgrounds. … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM It’s been a great autumn for nature. On Wednesday, October 7th, the Administration released a new memorandum directing Federal agencies to factor the value of ecosystem services into Federal planning and decision-making. And … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Last week I had the honor and privilege of representing the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) at the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme of … Continue reading

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By Peg Bostwick, ASWM During the Christmas holidays I took a break – I thought – from climate change and wetland issues during a family visit to the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The Broad (rhymes with road) … Continue reading

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Update on Adaptation Design Work Director’s Blog – Wetlands Watch – November 17, 2014 Lots of talk about adapting to sea level rise. Toolkits, webinars, academic papers. Where is the real work taking place, on the ground, in a shoreline … Continue reading

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There are days when I am discouraged and it seems like public policy can be summed up in a few words: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”                   … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I have been involved in climate change discussions since the mid-90s when I helped coordinate what I think was the first climate change conference at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, … Continue reading

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