wetlands

Mallards can be found in small ponds and wetlands. Photo from Alan D. Wilson

We All Live Downstream

President Trump has said that he wants the nation to have “crystal clear water,” and it would be hard to find anyone who would disagree with that. However, last week, …

Hurricane Katrina

What We’ve Learned Since Katrina

This week, as we neared the ‪#‎Katrina10 anniversary, a federal judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers must pay the full $3 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed by the agency’s …

Female alligator in Louisiana

Get Outdoors Louisiana-Style

New Orleans is a popular travel destination, but if you stick to the city, then you miss a big part of what makes Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta so amazing: the marshes …

Great Egret, Ardea alba. Photo by Rodney Cammauf, National Park Service

American Wetlands Month in Review: Trouble for the Everglades

This May marks the 25th anniversary of American Wetlands Month – an opportunity to celebrate the critical ecological and economic importance of wetlands for the country. Wetlands improve water quality, …

Meadowlark

Protecting Migratory Birds Requires Focus on Habitat

National Wildlife Week: Banks of “America’s Forgotten River” Become Home…

American Avocet

Why Chicks Need Potholes

An egret in flight over the Bombay Hooke National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor.

6 Wildlife Facts for World Wetlands Day

Forty-four years ago on February 2, 1971, on the Caspian Sea, a group of forward-thinking world leaders gathered to set-forth a framework for international cooperation to conserve the world’s wetlands. This day, World …

spoil banks in inundated wetlands

A Bird’s Eye View of Coastal Erosion

Each day I pass an egret on the way to work that lingers in the watery ditches in my town. It amuses me that this elegant bird seems to give …

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (M. Murray)

Planning for Climate Change in Michigan Coastal Wetlands

How will Great Lakes coastal wetlands fare in a changing climate? It is clear that coastal areas may be subject to a diverse set of impacts, ranging from warmer water temperatures, significant water level changes, generally decreased ice cover, and increased spring storm events.

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