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Supreme Court to Water Resource Managers: Just Say No to Filling Wetlands and Floodplains?

With last week’s 5-4 ruling in Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District, the Supreme Court has made it harder for state and local water resource managers to protect …

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Habitat Restoration in the Gulf Can Drive Economic Recovery

After years of habitat loss and abuse, the story of the Mississippi River Delta is starting to look a bit different. Following the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a monumental piece …

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

White House Continues to Shortchange Wetlands & Streams

This May marks the annual American Wetlands Month – a time each year to remember the importance of wetlands for storm and flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. …

A small cascade near The Basin, along the Pemigewasset River in Franconia Notch State Park. Photo by Avelino Maestas.

Time to Protect Our Streams and Wetlands

A new water study released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that 55 percent of our nation’s waterways are in poor condition for aquatic species. The report stated that …

Pintail ducks in flight (Photo: USFWS Pacific)

Is One of Our Country’s Greatest Conservation Achievements at Risk?

If I asked a group of people what this country’s greatest conservation success in last 25 years was, I might expect to hear stories about the protection of national forests, …

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Super Bowl Ad Sparks Interest in the Role of Farmers Today

Besides the rare opportunity to see the Ravens win, the Super Bowl is always worth watching because you never know what you’re going to see. For me the highlight of …

A white heron with a tiny catch. Flickr photo by Marc Banks.

NWF Urges Justices to Maintain Florida Wetlands Protections

This week the U.S. Supreme Court hears another case challenging protections for wetlands: Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District. This challenge, brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation and …

Pelican in flight. Photo by Rick Lewis.

Lagniappe for the Mississippi River Delta—and the Gulf of Mexico

Last Thursday began with a buzz of speculation for those of us in the Mississippi River Delta Restoration campaign. The Justice department was going to announce a settlement with BP …

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen).

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 …

Alligator in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp

Will Alligators Return to the Central Wetlands?

49K activists from across the country have made restoration a real possibility.  New Orleans’ Central Wetlands were once a flourishing cypress swamp, home to a dizzying array of fish and …

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