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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM [PRINT THIS BLOG POST] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Army (Army) are proposing a rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule (identifying waters subject to Clean Water Act Jurisdiction) … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM Please note that this is a compilation of information developed by other organizations and agencies working on the protection of ephemeral wetlands and the organisms that rely on them.  All sources are cited with … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie This month’s issue of the Association of State Wetland Manager’s monthly e-zine – Wetland Breaking News – included a story on “Top Trends Conservationists Should be Paying Attention to but Aren’t”.  It’s an intriguing list and there are also … Continue reading

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Over the summer one of the main activities at the Association of State Wetland Manager’s offices has been writing a handbook on developing Wetland Program Plans.  I’ve concluded that a successful program planning effort needs to include three elements: long … Continue reading

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A bill passed by Michigan’s state legislature on June 13, 2013 – now awaiting signature by the Governor – would amend Michigan’s wetland protection law in a manner that may jeopardize the state’s continued administration of the federal §404 wetland … Continue reading

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This week I begin a year-long program to become a ‘Maine Master Naturalist’ http://www.mainemasternaturalist.org/MMNP/Home.html Our first reading assignment is “Reading the Forest Landscape: A Natural History of New England” by Tom Wessels.  The book is— A full and wholly original … Continue reading

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On March 21, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Chantell Sackett, et vir, Petitioners v. Environmental Protection Agency et al.  In a 9-0 decision written by Justice Scalia the Supreme Court held that the Sacketts … Continue reading

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Every five years the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) reissues the nationwide permits as required by the Clean Water Act.  This week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)  posted the revised and renewed nationwide permits that will be … Continue reading

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Wetland mitigation along with wetland restoration is a relatively recent concept, recognized on a national level after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the Mitigation Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in 1990. … Continue reading

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A little railroad engine was employed about a station yard for such work as it was built for, pulling a few cars on and off the switches. One morning it was waiting for the next call when a long train … Continue reading

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