wetland protection Books

  • Our National Wetland Heritage: A Protection Guide 2nd Edition

    With the increasingly critical need for innovative approaches that accommodate both wetland protection and economic growth, Our National Wetland Heritage: A Protection Guide, 2nd Edition provides concrete information on local wetland resources, how to set your wetland protection policies, new techniques that have come to the forefront since the ...

  • Measuring the Benefits of Federal Wetland Programs

    A steadily increasing appreciation of the value of wetlands and recognition of the factors leading to their loss have spurred the federal government to introduce a series of programs to regulate and manage wetlands. The benefits of these wetland protection programs accrue to the general public, while the largest share of protection costs are borne ...

  • Wetlands and 401 Certification: Opportunities and Guidelines for States and Eligible Indian Tribes Report

    This handbook examines the Section 401 State water quality certification process and how it applies to wetlands. The EPA’s Office of Wetlands Protection recommends this report as a reference tool in establishing a wetlands protection program or improving wetland protection ...

  • Parks for life 97 : proceedings of the IUCN/WCPA European regional working session on protecting Europe's natural heritage

    In 1994, IUCN launched Parks for life: Action for Protected Areas in Europe - a plan devised by IUCN with 200 partners to ensure an adequate, effective and well-managed network of protected areas in Europe. In November 1997, some 150 protected area experts from 34 countries met to review progress and chart a course for future work. Containing 11 ...

  • State Wetland Program Evaluation: Phase III Report

    ELI is currently conducting a multi-phased study designed to describe and analyze seven “core” components of state wetland programs: state laws, regulations, and programs; monitoring and assessment; restoration programs and activities; water quality standards; public-private partnerships; coordination among state and federal agencies; ...

  • State Wetland Protection: Status, Trends & Model Approaches

    State Wetland Protection: Status, Trends & Model Approaches is the final report of a 50-state study that described and analyzed seven 'core' components of state wetland programs: state laws, regulations, and programs; monitoring and assessment; restoration programs and activities; water quality standards; public-private partnerships; ...

  • Compensating for Wetland Losses Under the Clean Water Act

    Recognizing the importance of wetland protection, the Bush administration in 1988 endorsed the goal of “no net loss” of wetlands. Specifically, it directed that filling of wetlands should be avoided, and minimized when it cannot be avoided. When filling is permitted, compensatory mitigation must be undertaken; that is, wetlands must be restored, ...

  • After The Storm: Restoring America"s Gulf Coast Wetlands

    In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita wrought devastation of historic proportions on the Gulf Coast’s wetlands. National Wetlands Newsletter, America’s only publication devoted to the law, science, and policy that protect our wetland heritage, is pleased to assemble articles and essays from eighteen distinguished authors, many of whom ...

  • Riparian Areas: Functions and Strategies for Management

    The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that wetlands be protected from degradation because of their important ecological functions including maintenance of high water quality and provision of fish and wildlife habitat. However, this protection generally does not encompass riparian areas—the lands bordering rivers and lakes—even though they often ...

  • State Wetland Program Evaluation: Phase IV Report

    This report is the fourth and final phase in ELI’s multi-year study on the 'core' components of state wetland programs (which include: state laws, regulations, and programs; monitoring and assessment; restoration programs and activities; water quality standards; public-private partnerships; coordination among state and federal agencies; and ...

  • State Wetland Program Evaluation: Phase II Report

    ELI is currently conducting a multi-phased study designed to describe and analyze seven “core” components of state wetland programs: state laws, regulations, and programs; monitoring and assessment; restoration programs and activities; water quality standards; public-private partnerships; coordination among state and federal agencies; ...

  • Wetlands Law & Policy

    The federal government has taken the primary role in protecting the nations wetlands, with the centerpiece of these efforts the Clean Water Acts Section 404 permitting program. Wetlands Law and Policy: Understanding Section 404 is a comprehensive new guide to this important yet controversial regulatory program. The chapters in this current ...

  • Planner’s Guide to Wetland Buffers for Local Governments Report

    The upland area surrounding a wetland – the wetland buffer – is essential to its health and survival. Healthy wetlands and buffer areas help to control flooding, protect water flows, conserve native plants and wildlife, and support nature-friendly land use and development. Local governments are often better situated than state and ...

  • Wetlands in Central Europe

    Wetlands are very sensitive ecosystems, functioning as habitat for many organisms. Protection and regeneration of wetlands are of great importance in ecological research and in nature conservation. A great amount of research has been done on the hydrology, plants and animals in wetlands. Knowledge on soil organisms and soil ecological processes of ...

  • New Ground: The Advent of Local Environmental Law

    Local governments have adopted a host of environmental laws that establish new standards governing the use of the land. These are found in traditional land use laws, including zoning and subdivision regulations, as well as in regulations that protect particular environmental features such as ridgelines, wetlands, watersheds, scenic viewsheds, and ...

  • Sustaining the World´s Wetlands

    Written both as a textbook and as a professional reference book, Sustaining the World's Wetlands: Setting Policy and Resolving Conflicts contains detailed case studies of wetland management worldwide. Examinations of international wetland policy in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America generate a discussion of the differences between wetland ...

  • Hunter, Salzman and Zaelke`s International Environmental Law and Policy, 3d

    This casebook explores the dynamics of the international environmental lawmaking process and the increasingly important role of transnational citizens, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), scientists, and business. It addresses the relation of scientific understanding to the legal response and the relation of the problem to the global economy. It ...

  • Gould, Grant and Weber`s Cases and Materials on Water Law, 7th

    The focus of the book is on water allocation, not on water quality regulation. Also includes water quality regulation and other environmental matters that affect water allocation. Retains the basic organization of the Fourth Edition with reorganization within each chapter to provide a clearer, more orderly presentation. Combines public rights, ...

  • Moya and Fono`s Federal Environmental Law: The User`s Guide, 2d

    The User's Guide is designed specifically for engineers and technicians who are routinely faced with federal environmental regulations; students at the graduate and undergraduate levels who study environmental science and technology; law students; and attorneys who are beginning their practice of environmental law. As a quick resource, The User's ...

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