Center for Watershed Protection announces next article in Wetlands & Watershed Series

Second article from Ellicott, MD, based agency focuses on 'Using Local Watershed Plans to Protect Wetlands,' a topic more noteworthy after last summer's increased damage in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina due to wetlands losses in recent decades...

ELLICOTT CITY, MD, June 22, 2006 -- The most recent article -- "Using Local Watershed Plans to Protect Wetlands" -- is now available for free download. This article is Article 2 in the Wetlands & Watersheds Series from the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP). It briefly describes a proposed framework for integrating wetland management in the context of local watershed planning efforts.

The article outlines:
• The rationale for managing wetlands at the watershed scale,
• The basics of the watershed planning process, and
• 11 recommended watershed planning elements that relate to wetlands.

Be sure to visit the Center's Wetlands web site, at www.cwp.org/wetlands/index.htm, a central source of information for wetland protection information including the article series along with web links, an events calendar, glossary, and other resources. Also available is Article 3 of the article series, "Adapting Watershed Tools to Protect Wetlands"

The Center for Watershed Protection is based in Ellicott City, MD. For more information, see: www.cwp.org.

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