Latest Wetlands News

Boscawen couple named outstanding tree farmers by program

Jan. 19, 2021 5:00 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A couple in Boscawen, New Hampshire, have been named the 2021 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year by the state tree farm program. Charles and Mabel Niebling bought a 67-acre tree farm in 2001. It has been under a written forest management plan since 2003 that focuses on maintaining...

Groups sue federal EPA to rescind Florida wetlands authority

Jan. 14, 2021 5:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Environmental groups filed suit in federal court Thursday to undo a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month that handed Florida officials primary regulatory authority over the state's wetlands. The groups contend that the decision could further destroy the...

Work starting in February on $1.9M wetlands restoration

Jan. 9, 2021 10:05 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Work is scheduled to begin in February on a $1.9 million wetlands restoration project in South Carolina. The work will restore management ability to 270 acres (109 hectares) of tidal wetlands on the Lower Middleton complex at Samworth Wildlife Management Area in Georgetown County,...

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2008 file photo shows, one of many signs that have popped up in yards, on trees and along roads in the Lake Township, Mich., section of Menominee County, where the proposed Aquila Resources Inc. mine would be located. Administrative Law Judge Daniel Pulter has overruled state regulators who granted a permit required for construction of the open-pit mine in the Upper Peninsula, in a decision released Monday. Jan. 4, 2021, creating another delay for a project that has been debated for nearly two decades.(AP Photo/John Flesher, File)

Michigan judge nullifies crucial permit for mining project

Jan. 5, 2021 6:17 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has overruled state regulators who approved a key permit for a proposed open-pit mine in the Upper Peninsula, another delay for a project that has been debated for nearly two decades. Administrative Law Judge Daniel Pulter invalidated a wetlands permit granted...

Restoration plan for Los Angeles County wetlands advances

Dec. 31, 2020 5:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plan to restore the largest coastal wetlands complex in Los Angeles County has received state approval as it advances through a lengthy process. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said this week that it has certified the final environmental impact to restore the Ballona...

Swamp project restores Delaware county's wetlands

Dec. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EST

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — As a young boy, a high school student and now a 33-year-old adult, Andrew Martin has been swamped. The Great Cypress Swamp, Delaware Wild Lands Inc.’s 10,600-acre property nestled between Gumboro, Frankford and Selbyville in southern Sussex County, has been his playground and...

FILE- In this June 7, 2018 file photo, an emergent marsh reflects the sky at the Panther Island Mitigation Bank, near Naples, Fla. The federal government granted Florida's request for wider authority over wetland development, a move announced Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, that came under immediate fire by environmentalist who worry that the country's largest network of wetlands could be at risk of being further destroyed. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

US gives Florida wider authority over wetland development

Dec. 17, 2020 6:10 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The federal government granted Florida’s request for wider authority over wetland development, a move announced Thursday that came under immediate fire by environmentalist who worry that the country's largest network of wetlands could be at risk of being further degraded....

FILE - In this March 17, 2019, aerial file photo, backwater flooding covers stretches of farm land near Yazoo City, Miss. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued another report Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, favoring agribusinesses over environmentalists in a decades-long battle over a massive flood control project in the south Mississippi Delta. Federally funded flood control for the Yazoo Backwater Area has been debated for decades. (AP Photo/Holbrook Mohr, File)

Army Corps report supports Mississippi flood-control pumps

Dec. 11, 2020 1:57 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued another report Friday favoring agribusinesses over environmentalists in a decades-long battle over a massive flood control project in the south Mississippi Delta. The Corps published a final supplement to a draft environmental impact statement...

EPA says flood control project not subject to previous veto

Dec. 5, 2020 10:04 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not object to a revised proposal for a massive flood-control project to pump water from parts of the Mississippi Delta, a regional administrator for the agency says. That's significant because the EPA vetoed the Yazoo Backwater Project in...

Board of Public Works approves natural gas pipeline permit

Dec. 3, 2020 12:00 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a wetlands license for 76 feet of drilling under the Wicomico River to extend a natural gas pipeline on the Eastern Shore. The approximately 7-mile-long pipeline was proposed in order to keep up with...