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“…ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or define it, cannot say to it ‘Go here,’ or ‘Go there,’ and make it obey; cannot save a … Continue reading

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By Peg Bostwick – ASWM Great Lakes Office Here in the upper Midwest, we are spared from the urgent need to plan for sea level rise and hurricane protection.   Instead, some of the major projected climate changes facing us are … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy is front and center in the news this week and it should be.  The storm of legendary proportions has left a trail of destruction across more than a dozen states. The coastal communities of New Jersey and New … Continue reading

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As we all know, riverine and estuarine wetlands are often severe natural flood and erosion hazard areas. The photos below are from Berne, New York, where ASWM maintains its New York office. Our ASWM office in Berne, N.Y. faces Fox … Continue reading

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Wildlife and people abound in Yellowstone National Park this month.  This past weekend the Compleat Wetlander encountered bison, coyotes, wolves, antelope, Sandhill cranes, osprey, weasel, rabbit, squirrels and bear—mostly in wetlands and the adjacent floodplains of the park.  As winter … Continue reading

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Restoring America’s Rivers: Preparing for the Future Communities across the nation are facing increasingly extreme storms that bring damaging floods. These events can strain outdated infrastructure and endanger public safety. Restoring America’s Rivers tells the story of how community leaders … Continue reading

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Wetlands and Water Allocation: U.S. Policy By Chris Watts – July 20, 2010 Wetlands are a habitat of particular importance to managers in every type of watershed. Historically, wetlands were crucial in the survival of early civilizations. Along the Nile, … Continue reading

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There is one question that I have been asked several times a year every year beginning in 2001.  It is– “How many states have passed legislation to protect wetlands no longer protected under the Clean Water Act following SWANCC?” This … Continue reading

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In October of 2010 the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is scheduled to report to the President on a U.S. approach to climate change adaptation.  It will outline what federal agencies are doing and recommend additional ideas to consider in … Continue reading

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Spring is well underway throughout many parts of the country.  The flower shows with their displays of vibrant color inspire gardeners like me to start shadowing the local nurseries in search of interesting shrubs and trees.  This weekend New England … Continue reading

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