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Wetlander’s Pick of the Posts

Wetlander's Pick of the Posts Incorporating Natural Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services in Federal Decision-Making

By Tamara Dickinson, Timothy Male, Ali Zaidi – White House Blog – October 7, 2015
Our natural world provides critical contributions that support and protect our communities and economy. For instance, Louisiana’s coastal wetlands provide billions of dollars worth of flood protection and other benefits. Preserving and restoring forests in the Catskill Mountains enables New York City to access clean water at a cost several times less than the cost of building a new water-filtration plant. And current efforts to plant trees along Oregon’s salmon-rich rivers will improve local water quality – saving costs associated with installing expensive machinery to achieve the same purpose.  For full blog post, click here.

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