Weekly News of Interest
Listed below are links to news articles that may be of interest to the wetland community. They also appear in the monthly issue of Wetland News Digest. Readers are encouraged to send links to recent articles, publications, and other resources pertaining to wetlands in their local area to Marla Stelk, Executive Director at and reference “In the News” in the subject box.
Recent Comment Letters
NAWM Comments on Revised Definition of "WOTUS"
On February 3, 2022, the National Association of Wetland Managers (NAWM, formerly the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM)) submitted comments in response to the proposed rule, “Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’,” EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0602. The NAWM letter addresses the following key issue areas: 1) importance of working with states and tribes to define WOTUS; 2) importance of a durable regulatory definition of WOTUS; 3) importance of proceeding to Rule 2; 4) environmental justice concerns; 5) need to consider climate change; 6) waters included in the definition of WOTUS; 7) WOTUS tools and implementation issues; and 8) considerations for Rule 2. The full comment letter can be found here.