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Farm Bill by the Numbers National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition –  December 21, 2018 The farm bill is complex package of legislation – like other authorizing bills, the bill’s primary focus is on policies and programs, but unlike many authorization bills, the … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact Bonds Can Help Make Coastal Communities Safer, Sooner. Here’s How. By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – August 14, 2018 Last year’s hurricane season was the most destructive disaster season in U.S. history, causing $265 billion in damage and forcing more … Continue reading

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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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Pay-for-Performance: Bringing the Best of the Private Sector to Realize Wetland By Shannon Cunniff – Restore the Mississippi River Delta – December 6,2017 Over the next 15 years, Louisiana will receive billions of dollars for coastal restoration from Gulf oil … Continue reading

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Making Natural Infrastructure Solutions Happen By James Schwab – American Planning Association – January 17, 2017 Almost all planners know from training and experience that the path from idea to implementation can often be fraught with difficulty. The best environmental … 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 Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Last week I attended the Restore America’s Estuaries/Coastal Society’s 2016 Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a sacrifice to have to leave the single digit weather in Maine in December for the … 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 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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Wetland restoration was a family journey Herald Times Reporter – May 24, 2016 “I can remember planting corn and beans here,” landowner and Wisconsin Wetlands Association member Paul Becker said, standing at the edge of a wetland where dragonflies and … Continue reading

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