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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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Guest Blog by William J. Mitsch Ph.D In a report just issued for discussion at a global wetland meeting scheduled for early June in Uruguay, Gardner et al. (2015) gave an astonishing fact that global wetlands are estimated to have … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Blah blah blah. Wah wah wah wah wah (imagine the voice of Charlie Brown’s mother). Do you ever feel that way, too? I am overwhelmed almost daily by the avalanche of information that … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM When I was 22 years old, I learned first-hand about the impacts of intense grazing in riparian-wetland areas. I was a wildlife biology intern with the U.S. Forest Service in Creede, Colorado in … Continue reading

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Today is February 2, World Wetlands Day. It’s not only a day to think about wetlands but also about the people who look after wetlands. We call them the Wetlandkeepers. They are the passionate people who dedicate their professional and … Continue reading

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