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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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This Christmas Eve will be the 10th Anniversary of the National Mitigation Action Plan.  A decade after its creation, more recent activities, principally the 2008 mitigation rule, have consigned the plan to some metaphorically dusty tomb of the internet archives. … 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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Costello: Are you the manager? Abbott: Yes. Costello: You gonna be the coach too? Abbott: Yes. Costello: And you don’t know the fellows’ names? Abbott: Well I should. Costello: Well then who’s on first? Abbott: Yes. Who’s on First? by … Continue reading

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Wetland mitigation, replacing functions and values lost, is a large part of Clean Water Act Section 404 and state dredge and fill permitting programs for wetlands.  Throughout the country stream mitigation requirements are slowly being adopted by states and Corps … Continue reading

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This week the COP 15 climate change talks sponsored by the United Nations in Copenhagen provide an opportunity for the world to make progress reaching agreement on strategies to reduce the future impacts of climate change.   Mitigation and adaptation are … Continue reading

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Over the years much of the public discussion about keeping wetlands on the landscape has been around wetlands regulation.  Since the 1990 Mitigation Memorandum of Agreement (http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/ regs/mitigate.html) required mitigation of wetlands under the Section 404 program, there has been … Continue reading

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