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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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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) data layer has been and continues to be a primary building block for many geographic mapping projects and decision support systems used by Federal, State, and local agencies, … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst Last week, ASWM Executive Director Jeanne Christie and I went to Washington DC and West Virginia to meet with staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Association of Clean Water Administrators, Natural Resources Conservation Service, … Continue reading

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Over the summer one of the main activities at the Association of State Wetland Manager’s offices has been writing a handbook on developing Wetland Program Plans.  I’ve concluded that a successful program planning effort needs to include three elements: long … Continue reading

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This week the House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing at 10:00 a.m. on September 20 titled, “Forty Years after the Clean Water Act: Is it Time for the States to … Continue reading

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A little railroad engine was employed about a station yard for such work as it was built for, pulling a few cars on and off the switches. One morning it was waiting for the next call when a long train … Continue reading

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In these difficult fiscal times most state budgets are being cut and state wetland programs are having difficulty maintaining current programs and the staff to carry them out.  It is not a time when most states are thinking about building … Continue reading

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The Great Lakes are a diamond on the hand of North America, Brightly shining jewel on the friends they’re bordering. Blue water highway, coming down from Canada, All along their coast lines you can hear them sing. –Great Lakes Song … Continue reading

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