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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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Sustainable food management: a win for water By Luke Wolfgang – EPA’s Healthy Water Blog – November 12, 2015 The recent announcement of a national food wastereduction goal to cut food waste in half by 2030 has great promise for … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM It’s been a great autumn for nature. On Wednesday, October 7th, the Administration released a new memorandum directing Federal agencies to factor the value of ecosystem services into Federal planning and decision-making. And … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Call me crazy – I threw my hat in the ring to run for my Town Council this fall. It’s not a decision I made lightly. The position will require monthly meetings discussing … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Thanks to the support of the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) and the Switzer Foundation, I was able to attend the National Adaptation Forum in St. Louis, Missouri this week.  This was a chance to meet … Continue reading

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Steps Toward a Resilient and Sustainable Future By Alan Hecht – It All Starts with Science – EPA Blog –December 3, 2014 The connection between sustainability and resilience—defined as the capacity to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of … Continue reading

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Sustainability and Resilience: Making the Connection By Alan Hecht, Ph.D. – EPA Blog:  It All Starts with Science – October 24, 2014 When most people consider “resilience,” they think about bouncing back from some sort of unwelcome catastrophe. Whether it’s … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM My summer has been spent waking up to contractors outside of my house – hearing the sound of hammers and power tools – and the repeated announcements by my dog, Alice, letting me … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM As a community planner, artist and an environmentalist, I am continually intrigued by the theory of sustainable development and in finding ways to effectively balance the three legs of the “sustainability stool”: the … Continue reading

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