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Wetland Coffee Break: Implications of the Sackett decision for Wisconsin: Early takes from the front lines
Watch the recording of our special one-hour edition of the Wetland Coffee Break series to explore the ecological, legal, and political implications for Wisconsin wetlands of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett vs EPA.
On Thursday, June 15, the Wisconsin Committee on Joint Finance voted to dedicate state funding for a Pre-Disaster Flood Resilience Program that will help flood-prone communities assess flood vulnerabilities and implement hydrologic restoration projects that restore the landscape’s natural capacity to reduce flooding.
How a little dog park and some Greek mythology can show the importance of wetland restoration.
Wisconsin Towns Association highlighted the the Pre-Disaster Flood Resilience Bill in their recent magazine. The bill provides tools for local governments to address the root cause of flooding disasters rather than solely focusing on fixing and repairing damages after each incident.
The Wisconsin State Senate is scheduled on June 7th, 2023, to vote on Senate Bill (SB) 222, creating a State Pre-disaster Flood Resilience Grant! Please contact your State Senator and ask them to vote in favor of SB 222 on the Senate Floor on June 7th.
A photo of speaker Howard Veregin over a map that shows one landscape with several different maps. Starting on the right with 1939 aerial imagery, then a survey map (the Bordner Survey) ca. 1933-1945, then into the colorful Digital Bordner Data from 2014 and onward with ‘wetlands’ pointed out.
The US Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett vs. EPA substantially narrows the scope of federally protected wetlands to those “with a continuous surface connection to bodies that are waters of the United States in their own right.”
This is some of the most consequential work the organization has ever done…and we’re just getting started.
Understanding the connection between wetlands, flood energy, and erosion is essential for any community interested in identifying and addressing the root causes of flooding and flood damages.
Wetland Coffee Break: How you can help gather better information about rainfall and runoff through the “CoCoRaHS” program
Having accurate and local rainfall data impacts forecast accuracy and issue and timely and accurate flood watches and warnings. Local rainfall data also improves the modeling that communities use in their emergency management and restoration planning.