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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 Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM When I was growing up everyone knew absolutely that dinosaurs were cold blooded, ulcers were caused by stress and Pluto was a planet.  But with new knowledge, and reinterpretation of existing information, our understanding … 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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New report finds ample oyster growth on restored Eastern Shore reefs By Timothy B. Wheeler – Bay Journal – July 27, 2016 With the Hogan administration still on the fence about resuming federally funded oyster reef restoration in Maryland’s Tred … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM and Peg Bostwick, Senior Policy Analyst, ASWM Last Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) unveiled their proposal to reissue the Nationwide Permits (NWPs), including general conditions, definitions and modifications. The NWPs … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of the Mississippi for Restoration By Kristin Tracz – Walton Family Foundation– March 1, 2016 – Video For many communities along the Mississippi River, 2016 started off chaotically as torrential downpours in Illinois and Missouri led to … Continue reading

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By the Numbers: 589 By Catherine Krikstan – Chesapeake Bay Program – December 29, 2015 With its rough shell, gray body and big ecological value, the eastern oyster is one of the most iconic species in the Chesapeake Bay. And for … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Improving Restoration to Meet Shifting Plant Communities By Kate Gazzo, M.S. – Great Ecology – May 1, 2015 As an ecologist understanding how changing climates affect restoration can be essential to a project’s success. Questions which arise include; … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I was never a fan of history growing up. Instead of getting to go to kid-centric places like Disneyland or SeaWorld, my parents insisted on taking us on long family vacations to visit historical … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM One of the lessons we have learned at the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) over the years(and one that we have been particularly reminded of over the last year), is the importance … Continue reading

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