America s Wetlands

Wetlands can be found all over North America. This book covers the wetlands of six regions north of Mexico: Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific, ...

Author: Marianne D. Wallace

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1555914845

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Looks at what wetlands are and the plants and animals found there; and describes wetlands characteristic of different regions of the United States and Canada.

America s Wetlands

WETLAND VALUES IM Water Quality Improvement n their natural condition , wetlands ... America's Wetlands are critical to the survival but others , like deer ...

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Category: Wetland conservation

Page: 9

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Conserving America s Wetlands 2008

North American Waterfowl Management Plan - Joint Ventures ( DOI / FWS ) ; and • National Estuary Program ( EPA ) . The primary contributors to wetlands ...

Author: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)

Publisher: Us Independent Agencies and Commissions

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 57

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Documents attempted progress toward the President's goal to expand our nation's wetlands by creating, improving, and protecting at least three million acres of wetlands by the partnership of several government agencies. These agencies include the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Agriculture, Army, Commerce, Interior and Transportation.

Protecting America s Wetlands

AMERICA'S R E F A C E PROTECTING AMERICA'S WETLANDS PROTECTING AMERICA'S FORUM MEMBERSHIP AMERICA'S WETLANDS AMERICA'S. PROTECTING WETLANDS P. In the summer ...

Author: National Wetlands Policy Forum (U.S.)

Publisher: World Wildlife Fund

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Category: Wetland conservation

Page: 69

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America s Wetland

Thanks to BG North America, LLC, for its corporate citizenship and to the Americas Wetland Foundation and Sidney Coffee, Valsin A. Marmillion, Lisa L. Noble ...

Author: Mike Dunne

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131156

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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With America's Wetland, award-winning photographer Bevil Knapp and veteran reporter Mike Dunne sound the clarion call of the catastrophic effects of Louisiana's vanishing coastline -- not just for Louisiana but for the nation and the world. This vital landscape known as America's Wetland is currently disappearing at a rate of twenty-four square miles per year and could lose another five to seven hundred square miles in the next fifty years if no action is taken. New Orleans could become "America's Atlantis," one of the country's unique cultures lost forever. Knapp's beautiful, sometimes startling photographs and Dunne's incisive commentary bring the urgency of this problem into full view. Documented here is a way of life that is quickly waning. Fishermen, oyster farmers, cattle ranchers, oil industry workers, shipbuilders, and tugboat captains are all heavily dependent on Louisiana's coastal territory in bringing the people of the United States a host of products and services sometimes taken for granted. Home to nearly two million residents, the state's wetland serves as protection from hurricanes and storm surges and acts as a buffer for the city of New Orleans, identified by the National Hurricane Center as the city most threatened by the loss of America's Wetland. The book makes clear that as coastal erosion in Louisiana worsens at an alarming rate, the nation's economic and energy security is put at ever-higher risk and the environmental repercussions become unthinkable. Aerial photographs show how the oil and gas infrastructure is becoming increasingly exposed to the Gulf. Wells, pipelines, ports, roads, and levees that are key to delivering energy to the nation have been made vulnerable. Louisiana wetlands are the natural nursery ground for much of the country's seafood and the wintering habitat for more than five million waterfowl and migratory birds. Stunning photographs of owls, pelicans, egret, crab, crawfish, and alligators illustrate the vast array of wildlife whose home -- if not very survival -- is endangered by the possible collapse of this intricate ecosystem. America's Wetland not only maps the causes and effects of Louisiana's diminishing coast but also outlines restorative and conservation initiatives such as tree planting, rebuilding fisheries, and setting aside wildlife refuges. With the active support of all Americans, there is still hope that this imperiled border of the country can be saved.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act

America must better protect its wetlands , which comprise bogs , marshes , swamps , and other similar areas that produce numerous benefits for society .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment

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Category: Environmental law

Page: 121

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Wetlands Explained Wetland Science Policy and Politics in America

Wetland Science, Policy, and Politics in America Center for Limnology William M. Lewis Jr. Professor and Director, Cooperative Institute for Research in ...

Author: Center for Limnology William M. Lewis Jr. Professor and Director, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences University of Colorado

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195351169

Category: Science

Page: 160

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This book brings together in compact form a broad scientific and sociopolitical view of US wetlands. This primer lays out the science and policy considerations to help in navigating this branch of science that is so central to conservation policy, ecosystem science and wetland regulation. It gives explanations of the attributes, functions and values of our wetlands and shows how and why public attitudes toward wetlands have changed, and the political, legal, and social conflicts that have developed from legislation intended to stem the rapid losses of wetlands. The book describes the role of wetland science in facilitating the evolution of a rational and defensible system for regulating wetlands and will shed light on many of the problems and possibilities facing those who quest to protect and conserve our wetlands.

American Swamps and Wetlands

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 4 MAN AND NORTH AMERICA'S WETLANDS 7 FRESHWATER WETLAND TYPES 8 THE GREAT SOUTHERN SWAMPS 22 THE TROUBLE WITH DUCKS 28 TWO SUCCESS ...

Author: William K. Smithey

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9780831769826

Category: Swamp ecology

Page: 32

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Explains how swamps and marshes are formed, describes the plants and animals that live in them, and discusses the importance of wetlands in nature's overall pattern.









Everglades

Presents a selection of two hundred photographs depicting the landscape and diverse wildlife of the Florida Everglades, emphasizing the need for conservation efforts to preserve the historic wetlands.

Author: Mac Stone

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ISBN: 9780813049854

Category: Nature

Page: 284

View: 590

Presents a selection of two hundred photographs depicting the landscape and diverse wildlife of the Florida Everglades, emphasizing the need for conservation efforts to preserve the historic wetlands.

Saving America s Wetland

... its magnitude and geographic extent , that have far reaching effects and which require massive remedial efforts to save “ America's Wetlands ” .

Author: Charles W. Finkl

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Category: Barrier islands

Page: 283

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