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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Today the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule defining waters of the United States (WOTUS), which sets the bounds of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. In November, NASF provided comment to the agencies on the proposed rule and Arkansas State Forester...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Today the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule defining waters of the United States (WOTUS), which sets the bounds of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. In November, NASF provided comment to the agencies on the proposed rule and Arkansas State Forester...
Monday, February 9, 2015
A new $13 million U.S. Department of Agriculture program designed to improve Kansas’ water quality, support wildlife habitat and enhance the environment was announced recently for Kansas State University and the Kansas Forest Service. The program is part of $370 million in federal funding for the new USDA Regional...
Friday, August 29, 2014
The climate of the northern arm of the Rocky Mountains is getting warmer, even faster than the rest of the world. Scientists say climate change is scrambling the complex relationship between water and nature and could threaten some species with extinction as well as bring hardship to ranchers and farmers already suffering...
Friday, August 1, 2014
A new study shows California's historic drought will cost the state $2.2 billion in this year alone and result in the loss of more than 17,000 jobs.   The research, by the University of California Davis Center for Watershed Sciences also reports: The drought in 2014 will result in a 6.6 million acre-foot reduction...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Did you know that well managed natural forests help provide cleaner drinking water to urban communities?   A report by the USDA Forest Service states nearly 80 percent of the nation’s freshwater originates from forestland. That crisp taste of fresh water is made possible by healthy forests, and when forests are...
Friday, June 6, 2014
100,000 fast-growing poplar trees will filter nutrient-laden water from a wastewater treatment plant in Missoula.  The water has already gone through the plant’s disinfection and clarification process, and is legal to be dumped back in the Clark Fork River. But the trees will use up the remaining phosphorus and nitrogen...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Water managers are showing increased interest in mitigating the impacts of fire on their source watersheds as wildfires continue to increase.  The combination of drought, wildfire, and flood seen especially in the west mean that blackened soil and other fire remains accumulate in nearby valleys, clogging and contaminating...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the USDA Forest Service – State and Private Forestry (USFS) partnered to create the Appalachian Forest Renewal Initiative, which will allocate $678,000 to State Foresters or their designated partners to restore forests on degraded mined land areas.  Sites will span...
Friday, March 28, 2014
The EPA came out with a proposed rule this week that would clarify and extend their regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposed rule redefines what constitutes as “waters of the US” (WOTUS) and gives more clearly defined limits on what the EPA can regulate as a US waterway. The proposal is...

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