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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM Change is a constant, whether leading to gain or loss…or even a new and different equilibrium.  Unexpected, sudden changes can be the hardest.  These could be anything from changes in program budgets, staffing, leadership, … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was created in 1991 by  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its federal, state, tribal, local, non-profit, and private sector partners to “celebrate the vital importance … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM Please note that this is a compilation of information developed by other organizations and agencies working on the protection of ephemeral wetlands and the organisms that rely on them.  All sources are cited with … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM I recently had the privilege to witness some wetland magic.  I was invited to participate in the inter-regional meeting of the New England Biological Assessment of Wetlands Workgroup (NEBAWWG) and Mid Atlantic Wetland Working Group … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan with about 1,000 other folks from a variety of professional backgrounds. … 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 Today I was able to bring my dog, Alice, in to the office with me. She’s a rescue dog that was found as a stray after Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas. She traveled … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM There are just some things in life that you either like or don’t like, with the few exceptions of course for folks who just don’t seem to have an opinion. Like mayonnaise for … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie On Thursday, November 5, 2015 EPA published a Federal Register notice announcing a 30 day public comment period for the draft report, National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) 2011: A Collaborative Survey of the Nation’s Wetlands. The Federal … Continue reading

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