In the News

Weekly News of Interest

Listed below are links to news articles that may be of interest to the wetland community. They also appear in the monthly issue of Wetland News Digest. Readers are encouraged to send links to recent articles, publications, and other resources pertaining to wetlands in their local area to Stacey Detwiler, Policy Analyst at and reference “In the News” in the subject box.

EPA Announces Reconsideration and Potential Revision of the Clean Water Act Section 401 Final Rule

As Floods Become More Frequent, Climate Change Threatens Seminole Tribe of Florida

What Killed the Eagles? EPA Researchers Help Solve 25+ Year Mystery

Lacking character? A policy analysis of environmental watering of Ramsar wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin, Australia

Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West

Bill seeks to overturn protections for ephemeral streams; experts say water quality will suffer


Recent Comment Letters

ASWM Comments on Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds

On May 28, 2021, ASWM submitted comments to the Federal Register in response to the May 7, 2021, Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking for “Migratory Bird Permits; Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds” (Docket ID No. FWS-HQ-MB-2018-0090). ASWM strongly supports the proposed rule to revoke the January 7, 2021, final rule that defined the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to not prohibit incidental take. The full comment letter can be read here.