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SWS responds to U.S. Wildlife Conservation Blue Ribbon Panel

July 23, 2015

Earlier this summer, the Society received a request from a Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources for information on how to equitably and sustainably finance fish and wildlife conservation to help prevent more species from becoming endangered. The Panel reached out to influential organizations for ideas on how to sustainably fund conservation work that…

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…

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