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How Imagery Can Enhance Visualization and Analysis By Nicole Blake Johnson – GovLoop – October 20, 2016 We all know the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In government, this saying holds especially true for imagery. Images help us … 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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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM In November, 2015, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum on Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment. Essentially it’s a directive for federal agencies to “adopt a clear … Continue reading

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Integrated Water Resource Protection: RIP in Wisconsin? By Todd Ambs – Wisconsin Academy – Waters of Wisconsin Blog – August 11, 2015 It was a noble effort, the Water Division in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). But like … 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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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Blah blah blah. Wah wah wah wah wah (imagine the voice of Charlie Brown’s mother). Do you ever feel that way, too? I am overwhelmed almost daily by the avalanche of information that … Continue reading

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Everything is connected – that is old knowledge.  But  it is knowledge that is reinforced by an article sent to me today, one of several pointing out how climate change and resulting drought contributed to the current conflict in Syria … Continue reading

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Natural resource use ‘in the red’ for 2013 EurActiv – August 20, 2013 Today (August 20) humanity’s use of renewable natural resources has already “overshot” the amount the planet can produce in one year, say environmental NGOs. Humanity is currently using … Continue reading

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Past blogs have touched on the concept of ecosystem services, which is defined as the multiple resources and process that are supplied by natural systems: good air, clean water, abundant wildlife, etc.  Many people who work to protect and conserve … 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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