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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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Nature, heal thyself: the lessons of restoration ecology By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – April 11, 2018 In the late 1980s, the practice of healing damaged landscapes was formalized as the discipline of restoration ecology. Though the science is … Continue reading

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Māori Mussel Memory By Asher Mullard – Haki Magazine – April 5, 2018 Sitting on the seaweed-covered beach of Okahu Bay in New Zealand, a 15-minute drive from Auckland’s bustling port, Richelle Kahui-McConnell stops midsentence and points out over the … Continue reading

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Redefining Business with Environmental Restoration By Andrew Wu – Conservation Finance Network – March 14, 2018 For environmentalists, the word “business” often raises the specter of pollution. High-profile incidents such as the Volkswagen emissions scandal and the BP oil spill remind … Continue reading

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 Restoring a Wetland Ocean Wise – aquablog – February 1, 2018 Leave the land better than you found it: that’s a motto to live by for Terry Halleran and his wife, Michele. Together they restored nearly eight hectares of natural wetlands, … 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 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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