Tag Archives: wetlands

Don’t reward bad behavior!

As an Environmental Planner who administers wetland regulations as part of my responsibilities, the most common problem I’ve encountered is not from the developers or original owners of new homes impacting wetlands, it is the subsequent homeowners and neighbors who … Continue reading

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Don’t engineer to fail – involve planners early

Let me preface this post by saying that I know a number of well-meaning civil and transportation engineers. Unfortunately, they tend to be in the minority of their profession and many still do not grasp the essence of what good urban … Continue reading

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A new benefit of muskrats

You heard it here first fellow swimming rodent fans — muskrats eat phragmites! Do not know what phragmites is. Below is a picture of a wetland overwhelmed by this plant species that is turning many wetlands into devastated monocultures. According … Continue reading

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