Water & Wetlands

Big Bow Fishing Tourney on Mississippi Leaves Disturbed Wake

Big Bow Fishing Tourney on Mississippi Leaves Disturbed Wake “Airboat Extreme” Event Unauthorized on Refuge; Spawns Waves of Complaints Washington, DC — Bow fishing, the fastest-growing extreme sport in the U.S., has no place on a national wildlife refuge, according...

Federal Probe Into Klamath Irrigator Contracts Ordered

Federal Probe Into Klamath Irrigator Contracts Ordered U.S. Special Counsel Directs Interior to Justify Legality and Purpose of Payments Washington, DC — Backing charges by whistleblowers, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel is ordering the Secretary of Interior to...

NOAA Shies Away From Aleutians Marine Sanctuary

NOAA Shies Away From Aleutians Marine Sanctuary National Monument Designation May be Only Route for Protecting Alaskan Waters Washington, DC — A proposal to name the Aleutian Islands marine ecosystem as Alaska’s first National Marine Sanctuary has run aground on local...

Prairie Pothole Wetlands Imperiled by Their Protectors

Prairie Pothole Wetlands Imperiled by Their Protectors Four-State Evaluations Decry Faulty Wetland Calls, Mapping, Reviews and Training Washington, DC — The federal program to protect one of the most important wetland regions in the world, home to more than half of...

EPA Intervention Needed to Save Virginia Wetlands

EPA Intervention Needed to Save Virginia Wetlands Corps Botches Wetland Delineation; Okays Hundreds of Wetland Acres for Fill Washington, DC — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers badly mishandled a major wetlands delineation, improperly classifying hundreds of acres of...