Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wetland Alert–Hearing on Wisconsin Mining Bill

As we reported last week, Wisconsin state senator Tom Tiffany (R- Hazelhurst) introduced a “new” mining bill, SB-1, which is a virtual re-hash of the controversial AB 426 that was defeated last session. There only hearing on this bill will … Continue reading

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Wisconsin GOP Tries Again to Weaken Mining Regulations

Impacts on Lakes, Wetlands, and Streams Feared In our last post (Challenges of Restoration Ecology, 01.15.13) we talked about the challenges inherent in restoration ecology that come from working with the complexities and complications of human society and dealing with … Continue reading

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Challenges of Restoration Ecology

Restoration, like most other human endeavors faces a number of challenges inherent in its basic fabric.  Because restoration ecology deals with complex problems it is not surprising that uncertainties are nearly everywhere:  weather, sociopolitical conditions, global climate change, and the … Continue reading

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Grasssland Restoration Network Workshop in July, 2013

Save The Date–July 16-18 in Columbia, Missouri for the next bi-annual meeting of the Grassland Restoration Network. 2013GRN Poster Meeting details and registration information will be released in April, but one highlight we know of is that the GRN meeting … Continue reading

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Midwestern Restorations in the News

Here are some items to add this week’s restoration reading list.   They cover United States and Midwestern US restorations from a variety of scales and points of view.  Topics range from efforts across the United States to usher in … Continue reading

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Thinking of Summer Plans

For naturalists and ecologists who spend their working days outdoors, some of each winter is often devoted to office work.  Cold, snowy days are a good time for restoration ecologists to check accomplishments of the past year, to revise management … Continue reading

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Some Basic Assumptions of Restoration Ecology

Continuing our preview of restoration themes and topics that this blog will cover this year, let’s talk about assumptions. We all work from a set of assumptions about how the world works, and our purpose and place in it.    … Continue reading

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What Is Restoration Ecology?

This New Year’s Day 2013 is a good time to preview some of the themes, topics, and watershed developments that will be covered this year. One of the purposes of this blog is to explore the assumptions, challenges, and opportunities … Continue reading

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