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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM There is perhaps no more iconic symbol of the wetlands and waterways of the nation than the Great Blue Heron.  This beautiful bird is found year round throughout much of the lower 48 states.  … Continue reading

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Restoration Spotlight: Invasive plants got your goat? By Scott Bosse – Chesapeake Bay News Blog – October 22, 2015 Invasive species, or plants and animals that have been introduced to an area, can cause harm when they establish themselves at … 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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“Without your community and your family you would not be happy Without nature you would not be alive” Pavan Sukhdev, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Study Leader Last week a report was published through the United Nations Environment Program … Continue reading

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A Voice in the Wetlands: Democracy Now Video “Day 74, Voices from a Devasted Community…” democracy-now-video-day-74-voices-from.html

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What is a wetland?  It seems like a simple question. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers defines wetlands as “those areas that are inundated or saturated at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do … Continue reading

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It’s Cold!  What Happened to Global Warming! science-question-cold-weather-global-warming Create a Wildlife Friendly Yard by Robert Morton

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Over the years I’ve often reflected on the complexity of trying to establish consistent wetland policies nationally.  It seems like it shouldn’t be so difficult.  But it is and the reason is simple.  The United States is a land of … Continue reading

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“Some waters being drank cause madness, some  drunkenness and some laughter to death.”                     –The Compleat Angler, 1653 Last year I attended a conference on the presence of pharmaceuticals and other drugs in the environment, particularly those in the water … Continue reading

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