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Reflecting on Earth Day

As we reflect on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Society of Wetland Scientists recognizes the importance of wetlands to the future of the Earth. Healthy wetlands provide essential ecosystem services and support a high proportion of the rich biodiversity that is fundamental to the healthy functioning of the planet. With the dual challenges of...

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The SWS Executive Board would like to thank the SWS Policy Section, especially Royal Gardner and his team of attorneys as well as all of our members that played a role, along with our aquatic science partner societies, in preparation of the amici brief recently cited in the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in County of Maui v. Hawai...

Like so many others around the world, the SWS membership has watched in horror and sadness as fires have erupted and swept across parts of Australia, claiming human lives, homes and property, devastating wildlife populations and setting ecosystems on uncertain trajectories. Some of our Australian members remain on high alert with evacuation plans a...

On October 22, 2019, the Agencies published the final rule to repeal the 2015 CWR in the Federal Register, with an effective date of December 23, 2019. See EPA website: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-one-repeal. With this repeal, step 1 in a 2 step process, the agencies will implement the pre-2015 regulations. The final rule takes effect ...