Vanishing Wetlands and Grasslands:

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Vanishing Wetlands and Grasslands:

Postby feathhd » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:25 pm

Vanishing Wetlands and Grasslands: Your Photos Needed

Wetlands play a critical role in our country's health and security. Prairie grasslands are important to our ranching economy and dramatically reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff that pollute America's waterways. Yet both resources are disappearing at an alarming rate.
The League is working to educate the public, media outlets, and policy-makers about the devastating impact of wetland and grassland losses on fish and wildlife habitat and water quality – and we need your help.
Can you identify examples of wetland and/or grassland losses near you? We need photos (aerial or ground level) and a brief summary of where the pictures were taken and the impact of this loss on the local environment. League staff will use your examples to create case studies to vividly demonstrate how these critical resources are vanishing from the landscape. Ideally, we will have a variety of case studies for each state.

Please e-mail information and photos to Bill Wenzel, IWLA Agriculture Program Director, at bwenzel@iwla.org or mail them to IWLA, 1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 202, St. Paul, MN 55104. Questions? You can e-mail Bill Wenzel or call him at (651) 649-1446 x13.
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