National Flood Insurance Program

reddish egret

Safeguard Reddish Egret Habitat + Crucial Protection for Our Coasts and Rivers

Hurricane season is again upon us, with storms threatening communities, homes, and wildlife habitat in their path. As communities recover in the wake of these storms and floods, we must …

Hurricane Harvey: How To Help & Wildlife Impacts to Watch For

For those of us outside the Houston area, watching the coverage of Hurricane Harvey has been both heartbreaking and heartening. It’s devastating to see residents forced from their homes, clutching …

Osprey

A Way Forward to Protect Osprey’s Coastal Habitat

The awe-inspiring osprey are found near ponds, rivers, lakes and along our coastal waterways. But coastal development combined with the impacts of superstorms and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy could spell trouble for coastal communities and wildlife.

Post-Sandy: Working with Nature to Keep Us Safe

Like many children who grew up in the Philadelphia area, I spend my summers going (as we say in Philly) “down the shore.” For me that meant the town of …

Weekly News Roundup – June 29, 2012

The Seattle Rain: A Love/Hate Relationship

Weekly News Roundup – September 9, 2011

Habitat Restoration: The Key to Saving Our Salmon

Entering Mount Rainier National Park I am automatically drawn to the White River; its braided, meandering channels flowing down from Emmons Glacier, sweeping through old growth forest, and Mount Rainier …

Calling for a SmarterSafer National Flood Insurance Program

As we begin to assess the damage from some of the most severe flooding since 1927, it is critical that Congress not miss this opportunity to substantially reform the NFIP …

Closing the Floodgates: Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was designed to protect homeowners, but it’s putting their safety and the environment at risk. Unfortunately, the federal program encourages construction in environmentally sensitive …

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