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A Remote Corner of Staten Island Braces for Major Changes: Wetlands Remediation and the Presence of a New Amazon Warehouse are Transforming Staten Island’s West Shore By Nathan Kensinger – Curbed – October 11, 2018 For many years, Bloomfield has … Continue reading

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Needed: A New Federal-State Partnership for Flood Mitigation Contact: Laura Lightbody – The Pew Charitable Trust – March 20, 2018 Flooding is the most costly and common natural disaster across the U.S.,1 claiming lives, damaging households and businesses, and straining … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the Watershed Approach By James M. McElfish, Jr. – Vibrant Environment – Environmental Law Institute – May 30, 2018 The Oil Pollution Act and CERCLA allow for the recovery of more than just cleanup costs following an … Continue reading

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Interior Department takes aim at key environmental mitigation policy. Here’s what’s at stake. By Eric Holst Environmental Defense Fund November 7, 2017 The next policy battle in the Trump administration’s war on the environment is ramping up – and this … 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 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 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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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM It’s a busy time of year for critters. Winter is right around the corner and there is a lot to do to get ready. Migration plans must be made and kept to, winter … Continue reading

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“…ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or define it, cannot say to it ‘Go here,’ or ‘Go there,’ and make it obey; cannot save a … Continue reading

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