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Listed below are links to news articles that may be of interest to the wetland community. 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.

Recent Comment Letters

October 16, 2023 –
NAWM Comments on Proposed CWA 404(g) Regulations

The National Association of Wetland Managers (NAWM, formerly the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM)) submitted comments in response to the proposed rule, “EPA–HQ–OW–2020–0276. 40 CFR Parts 123, 124, 232, and 233; revision to the regulations governing Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 Tribal and State programs”. The NAWM letter addresses the following key issue areas: 1) importance of working with states and tribes to provide resources to support assumption; 2) importance of a collaborative relationship between States and Tribes and EPA during the application process; 3) developing procedures to coordinate with neighboring Tribes and States; 4) development of clear expectations for applying States and Tribes; 5) importance of clearly articulating the retained waters analysis. The full comment letter can be found here.