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Restoring America’s Wetland Forest Legacy By Sam Davis – Union of Concerned Scientists Blog – February 7, 2017 Like many white, middle-class, suburban kids, I grew up with one foot in the forest. To me, that small woodlot, a green … 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 Last week I attended the Restore America’s Estuaries/Coastal Society’s 2016 Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a sacrifice to have to leave the single digit weather in Maine in December for the … 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 In 2014, the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) published a report titled “Ecosystem Service Valuation for Wetland Restoration: What It Is, How To Do It and Best Practice Recommendations” which endorses the … Continue reading

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Incorporating Natural Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services in Federal Decision-Making By Tamara Dickinson, Timothy Male, Ali Zaidi – White House Blog – October 7, 2015 Our natural world provides critical contributions that support and protect our communities and economy. For instance, … 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 Let’s face it – “save the seagrass” doesn’t have nearly the same crowd appeal as “save the sea turtles” (or dolphins or manatees for that matter), yet the multiple benefits that seagrasses produce … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) started looking at efforts to develop ecosystem service valuation tools in 2013 by hosting a webinar on Informing Flood Mitigation with Ecosystem Service Valuation: An Introduction … Continue reading

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