Monthly Archives: January 2012

Study Shows Difficulty and Uncertainty of Wetland Restoration

“Recovery of wetlands following restoration, as currently practiced, is often slow and incomplete.”,  is the conclusion of David Moreno-Mateos and colleagues in a meta-analysis of wetland restorations, published in PLoS Biology  on January 24, 2012.   The analysis looked at 621 wetland restoration sites … Continue reading

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How Not To Treat Ground Water & Natural Springs

For starters, don’t dig and install a new storm water detention pond on top of a well-known ground water discharge area, as was done when the City of Madison/Nakoma Road storm water detention pond (aka Secret Pond) was completed in fall of … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Madison Streets Need a Low-Salt Diet

OK, Madison had its first significant snowfall of the season (5 plus inches) earlier this week and we’re all thankful to the snow plow drivers for keeping us mobile, but when it comes to the amount of salt spread in … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Wetland Protection Regulatory Alert

A wetland regulatory reform bill (LRB 2803/1) has been introduced into the Wisconsin legislature and will be the subject of public hearings on Tuesday Jan 10, 2012 and Thursday Jan 12, 2012).  The bill, sponsored by Senators Kedzie and Schultz and … Continue reading

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Negative Impacts of Construction Projects on Arboretum–Deja Vu All Over Again

A new fiber optic cable to give the Arboretum  faster and more reliable internet service was laid through the Curtis Prairie starting over the Holidays. You may have seen the large spool of orange cable and the trucks, trailers, and … Continue reading

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