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Over the summer one of the main activities at the Association of State Wetland Manager’s offices has been writing a handbook on developing Wetland Program Plans.  I’ve concluded that a successful program planning effort needs to include three elements: long … Continue reading

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When streamlining environmental review really means undermining it By Holly Doremus – Legal Planet – April 2, 2013 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has unanimously endorsed S 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. Although it’s nice to see … Continue reading

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The current Farm Bill is due to expire in September of 2012.  If it is not revised or extended, funding for many current programs will sunset. In addition, there is a provision in the Farm Bill which causes it to … Continue reading

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On March 21, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Chantell Sackett, et vir, Petitioners v. Environmental Protection Agency et al.  In a 9-0 decision written by Justice Scalia the Supreme Court held that the Sacketts … 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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Recently it came to my attention that it is possible to get advice from a tree, a river, a lake and even a wetland.  There are websites where you can not only see the advice given by these entities, but … Continue reading

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As the federal fiscal year draws to a close, the federal government has a $1.65 trillion deficit and $14.6 trillion in debt.  Lawmakers are looking for ways to cut expenditures.  Frequently when funding is cut, environmental programs are identified as … Continue reading

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To which end, they will force themselves through Flood-gates, or over weirs, or hedges, or stops in the water, Even to a height beyond common belief —The Compleat Angler This seems like a year of natural disasters—a tragic tsunami in … Continue reading

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A public comment period is an opportunity for people to weigh in and provide ideas about what is right or wrong about a proposal—whether it is a project, a rule or guidance.   At the end of April, the Obama Administration … Continue reading

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“Our first memorable scientific discovery was the law that water and like fluids run down-hill not up.” —Mark Twain On Wednesday, April 27, 2011 the Obama Administration issued “Draft Guidance on Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act.”  http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/upload/ wous_guidance_4-2011.pdf.  … Continue reading

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