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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 Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I won’t lie – I am not an expert on plants – you will not find a barrage of Latin names and scientific verbiage in this blog or in any of my conversations. … 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 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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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM After the 2014 mid-term election results came in, my initial thought was – is this going to impact wetland protection, and if so, how? Before the days of unrelenting and unapologetic bipartisan gridlock … Continue reading

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It is a good news~bad news week for wetlands and climate change following the close of the Durban Climate Change Summit.  The good news is that for the first time there is an incentive for restoring and protecting peatlands included … Continue reading

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Streams are generally labeled perennial, intermittent or ephemeral.  The glossary of meteorology defines the terms this way: ephemeral stream—A stream channel that carries water only during and immediately after periods of rainfall or snowmelt. intermittent stream—A stream that carries water … Continue reading

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with EPA, FWS, and NRCS has formally published a proposed revised and updated wetland plant list, which is posted and open for public comment through March 7.  This is an opportunity to … Continue reading

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“And there be now many men of great wisdom, learning and experience, which love and practice this art, that know I speak the truth.” –The Compleat Angler In school some kids have parents with cool jobs and some don’t.  Working … Continue reading

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Which Would You Choose: Offshore Wind or Offshore Oil? By Francis Beinecke – Switchboard/NRDC blog – May 3, 2010 http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/ which_would_you_choose_offshor.html

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