Category Archives: Wetland protection

Walker Promises Foxconn Deal Will be “Transformational” for Wisconsin

Some Think What He Has in Mind is Transforming (eliminating) Wisconsin’s Environmental Regulations As you may know, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has signed an incentives agreement with Foxconn, the giant Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, to build a liquid crystal display … Continue reading

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Restoration Ecology Professor Says Society Needs a Wetland Ethic

Perhaps it is time for a wetland ethic, to compliment Aldo Leopold’s famous Land Ethic.  So suggests Joy Zedler, Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology at the UW-Madison Arboretum. Many of us know about Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic–the essay in … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Setback to University of Wisconsin and Madison Storm Water Management

Research Shows Constructed Storm Water Wetlands in UW-Madison Arboretum are Releasing Phosphorous Engineers Failed to Account for Critical Variables In Design and Implementation of Storm Water Facility, say researchers. Recently constructed storm water wetlands in the Arboretum are releasing and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Mining Bill on the Move–Wisconsin Wetlands Alert

Urgent message from the Wisconsin Wetlands Association regarding the unfortunate (and ultimately disastrous) mining bill now before the Wisconsin legislature.  The bill comes for a vote on Monday February 25, 2013.  If you are a Wisconsin resident, contact your senator … Continue reading

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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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Malletts Creek Stream Restoration

Let’s return once more this week to our topic of restoration of urban streams.  I know it’s Friday and we may not want a heavy topic to think about over the weekend, but this is an important matter to urbanites. … Continue reading

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Pheasant Branch Streambank Stabilization

Our topic today is ecological restoration and stream bank stabilization of urban streams– in this case the popular Pheasant Branch in Middleton, Wisconsin. The City of Middleton had previously restored and stabilized the bank of Pheasant Branch between Park Street … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Wetland Complex Named Global Treasure

The Kakagon and Bad River Sloughs in northern Wisconsin have been named a “Wetland of International Importance” by the Ramsar International Convention on Wetlands.  The official designation was made in December, 2011 and formally celebrated at the annual meeting of … 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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