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SWS supports the EPA proposed rule on waters of the U.S.

July 2, 2015

SWS is an international membership organization of more than 3,000 wetland professionals dedicated to fostering sound wetland science, education, and management. SWS supports the EPA proposed rule on waters of the US as follows: The proposed rule is science-based, following EPA’s review of over 1,000 peer-reviewed papers on the physical, chemical, and biological connections by which streams,…

The Deepwater Horizon disaster and wetland

May 18, 2010

Coastal wetlands are essential components of healthy and productive coastal fisheries, and nowhere within the lower 48 states has the critical linkage between wetlands and fisheries resources been more clearly demonstrated than in the Gulf Mexico (e.g., Chesney et al. 2000, Crain et al. 1979). Louisiana alone, for example, generates 30% of the nation’s seafood…

SWS encourages regeneration of cypress forests

March 2, 2009

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), I write to support sound management and stewardship of cypress forests, including those harvesting practices that promote and ensure regeneration of the forest. The Society of Wetland Scientists is a 3500+ member organization that promotes scientific understanding, scientifically-based management and sustainable use…

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