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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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Watersheds Lost Up to 22% of Their Forests in 14 Years. Here’s How it Affects Your Water Supply By Yiyuan Qin and Todd Gartner – World Resources Institute – August 30, 2016 Drought in Sao Paulo. Flooding in the Himalayas. … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) data layer has been and continues to be a primary building block for many geographic mapping projects and decision support systems used by Federal, State, and local agencies, … Continue reading

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Mapping the Truth By Tom Reynolds – EPA Connect – August 28, 2014 Since releasing our proposal in March to better protect clean water there have been some questions raised in the press, most recently about maps that use data … Continue reading

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The past couple years have been a roller coaster ride for the people who live along the Mississippi. Flood was followed by drought was followed by flood.  While drought still persists in the western half of the United States, the … Continue reading

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Over the last couple weeks the consequences of sequestration and government cuts in spending are becoming apparent and they affect everyone. Benefits to people in need are being cut, airplane flights are being delayed or cancelled and national parks are … Continue reading

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National Wetlands Inventory – Wetlands Mapper By Mitch Bergeson – ArcGIS Resources – November 19, 2012 The Wetlands Mapper is an internet discovery mechanism designed to promote greater awareness of wetlands geospatial data applications and to deliver easy‐to‐use, map like … Continue reading

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In August the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) quietly closed down the St. Petersburg office that was the home of the National Wetland Inventory (NWI) for 32 years. It is hard nowadays to appreciate that the NWI and associated … Continue reading

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