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Publication of paper on the Universal Rights of Wetlands

November 10, 2020

A new paper entitled “Towards a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Wetlands” was published (online early) in the journal Marine and Freshwater Research.  It is available and downloadable through open access. The manuscript was prepared as part of the Rights of Wetlands Initiative of the Society of Wetland Scientists.

County of Maui v. Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund amici brief featured in PBS NOVA podcast

October 21, 2020

SWS’ Royal Gardner and his team of attorneys, as well as many of our members and members of our aquatic society partners, played a role in preparation of an amici brief cited earlier this year in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund. On April 23, 2020, SCOTUS ruled 6-3 that the…

Passing of a leader in wetland policy development

October 21, 2020

Dr. Jon Kusler passed away on October 8, 2020. Jon was a leader in helping guide national wetland and floodplain policy since the 1970s. He wrote hundreds of papers on a variety of topics ranging from wetland regulation, restoration, functional assessment to floodplain management. He was the founder of the Association of State Wetland Managers…


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