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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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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM Executive Order 13777,  issued 2/24/17, directs agencies to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to oversee the evaluation of existing regulations to make recommendations about potential repeal, replacement, or modification. In response the U.S. … Continue reading

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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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By Melissa Mullineaux, Intern, ASWM After writing my previous blog, Something’s Fishy, a few weeks ago about water pollution and wetlands’ ability to filter contaminants from water; I got to thinking more about the use of wetlands as a solution … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst Over the last three years, ASWM has conducted studies focused on better understanding various attributes of state wetland programs and both state wetland and stream-related policies and practices.  These efforts have manifested themselves in two … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The spoken language is one of the most amazing developments of human civilization. As our knowledge of the world around us continues to expand, the level of complexity and the specificity of what … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst We have been hearing the story over and over again: I would love to be there, but I am not authorized to travel right now.  Whether in Maine, Pennsylvania, or Oklahoma, many states are facing … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Last week, ASWM hosted its annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Workshop at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  The experience of connecting with wetland folks from across the U.S. is always both exciting and motivational.   At … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the National Wetlands Inventory.  It is one of the largest databases of its kind in the world with over 20 million polygons of individual wetlands in the United States.  It gets … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch In May 2014, the Association of State Wetland Managers will release a study on the status of stream identification, delineation and mitigation in the United States.  Telephone interviews were conducted with staff from forty-seven states, collecting data … Continue reading

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