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The past couple years have been a roller coaster ride for the people who live along the Mississippi. Flood was followed by drought was followed by flood.  While drought still persists in the western half of the United States, the … Continue reading

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On Earth Day 2004 President Bush announced that wetland gains achieved through restoration and creation had surpassed wetland losses achieving no net loss of wetlands for the first time.  The  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Status and Trends report … Continue reading

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It is not easy to map wetlands.  It requires good remote imagery as well as trained wetland mappers.  The imagery is expensive and the training is intensive.  But now there is the opportunity to learn the basics about wetland mapping … Continue reading

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In August the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) quietly closed down the St. Petersburg office that was the home of the National Wetland Inventory (NWI) for 32 years. It is hard nowadays to appreciate that the NWI and associated … Continue reading

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