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Coverage of wetlands since July 23, 2021.

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Area north of Kingston, Ont., now protected land, conservancy group says

"...KINGSTON, ONT. -- The Nature Conservancy of Canada says a stretch of forest and wetland about 40 kilometres north of Kingston, Ont. is now protected land..."

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Highlands resident group turns to Supreme Court for help on Millstream mining issue

"...“The whole world is waking up to the fact that climate change is affecting all of us in disastrous ways, yet our governments haven’t acted to change legislation to curtail climate change in step with our common interests and international commitments to reduce greenhouse gases,” board chair Scott Richardson said in a release..."

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South Stormont donates 100-acres of wetland to RRCA

"...SOUTH STORMONT, Ontario – The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) has announced that it has accepted a donation of 100-acres of wetland known as Lakeview Marsh from the Township of South Stormont..."

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Kootenay Conservation Program concerned by declining Great Blue Heron population

"...Herons breed within a kilometre of slow-moving rivers, lakes and wetlands with rich food sources, often in colonies (known as heronries or rookeries), but occasionally as single pairs, Trigg explained. Herons need big trees to support the stick nests they build, and older deciduous and coniferous stands buffered from disturbance are preferred. Herons are sensitive, and human activity and Bald Eagle harassment and predation result in nest abandonment and/or low productivity..."

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Nature Reserve Near Grand Bay-Westfield Is Growing

"...The Sunset Valley Nature Reserve is also important for waterfowl and other wetland birds as well as two species at risk listed as threatened under Canada's Species at Risk Act: the Canada warbler and the barn swallow..."

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Canada invests $25 million into natural carbon storage in drought-stricken Prairies The Narwhal

"...In a press release, the ministry said protecting nature will encourage natural carbon sequestration in the landscape, along with supporting biodiversity and making communities more resilient to climate change..."

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Wildlife Wednesday: The world’s loneliest whale, nest quest, serious suckers and “the worst” plant invasion

"...While in the process of repelling the same biodiversity threat in Eastern Canada, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is sounding the alarm over invasive phragmite reeds in our northern wetlands. Found in watery habitats, Phragmites australis (better known as the European common reed) toxifies soil and kills nearby plants necessary for species’ survival. Their stalks can also be a fire hazard in the winter..."

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Floating wetlands planted at Maiden Lake to clean stormwater

"...Volunteers prepare the wetlands for Maiden Lake as part of the Elk River Alliance’s Stormwater Solutions program (Image courtesy of Elk River Alliance)..."

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New Funding to Help Restore Grassland South of Moose Jaw

"..."Organizations like Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, and many others have long been working in partnership with governments to conserve spaces that matter and reduce the impacts of climate change. This important funding comes at a time when the threat of climate change is more apparent than ever. These actions will provide macro-climate benefits as they pull carbon from the atmosphere and store it..."

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Learn About Agriculture Best Management Practices at Free RRCA Workshop Series

"...Farming BMPs can encompass infrastructure-related projects, like controlled tile drainage, water and sediment control basins, and constructed wetlands, as well as more agronomic-related efforts such as cover crops, nutrient management systems, and strip tillage methods. All of these, Jacobs says, have the potential to enhance farmland sustainability and increase average yields by enriching soil health, reducing erosion, and retaining valuable nutrients. “The health of the local watershed also benefits greatly,” he adds..."

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Federal funding to help with prairie grassland, wetland conservation: minister

"...Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said the bulk of the funding — up to $19 million over three years — is going to Ducks Unlimited Canada for conservation and restoration projects, including the conversion of croplands to grasslands. A further $4 million is headed to the Nature Conservancy of Canada for grassland/wetland enhancement projects, as well as $2. 4 million to the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, which will manage threatened grasslands to store carbon while benefiting southwestern Manitoba communities..."

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Federal government puts $25 million toward wetlands and grasslands in the Prairies

"...STONEWALL, MANITOBA -- Three conservation organizations are receiving federal money to help improve wetlands and grasslands in the Prairies..."

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Jobs in wetlands

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Concrete Foreperson

"...in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations..."

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Senior Water Resource Engineer - Park Board, Green Infrastructure - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Develop guidance materials and processes related to capital design, construction, establishment, operations and maintenance, monitoring and performance evaluation plans for green infrastructure in parks..."

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Wetlands Biologist

"...• Experience digitizing wetlands using ArcGIS software • Willingness to work in the field in remote locations for extended periods of time..."

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Environmental Analyst 1(A)-(B)-2

"...species at risk, wetlands and fish habitat off-setting and permitting under provincial and federal legislation is desirable..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention wetlands.

4/2/21 - Climate Action Pursuit, Baby Wild Animals

Duration: 03:30

"...Delta College is serving as a host institution for Climate Action Pursuit..."

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Megan Milliken Biven: Mississippi Dredging

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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1. Wetlands with Marc Boardman

Duration: 19:35

"...First of let me start by wishing you all well during the horrible events from COVID-19..."

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200129 - Podcast - Dr. Chris Dickman WWD

Duration: 35:28

"...The theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day is biodiversity..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about wetlands.

GWF-Manitoba Science Exchange June 22 2021

"...The 90 minute session included presentations by GWF project lead scientists on prairie hydrology and wetlands management; extreme weather; algal formation and mitigation in lakes; agricultural best practices; hydrological modelling for predicting future water resources and flow changes; and Indigenous approaches to water security..."

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Burning Pantanal | What’s Behind the Fire?

"...Human activity such as deforestation and cattle ranching is encroaching on this precious ecosystem and causing it permanent damage..."

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Finance: Driving investment into natural capital to increase coastal resilience

"...- Karin Kemper, global director environment, natural resources and blue economy, World Bank ..."

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Western Alienation: Speaking up for the Energy Sector, (w/Cody Battershill)

"...Battershill is convinced he can help others realize the important contribution the energy sector makes in our lives and in the Canadian economy..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about wetlands relevant to the latest news.

Nature-Based Treatment Systems for Reclaimed Water Use in Agriculture in Mediterranean Countries

"...The use of reclaimed water (RW) in agriculture is a way to reduce water scarcity, alleviate pressures on groundwater and other freshwater resources, and improve irrigated crop productivity and environmental sustainability..."

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Ecological wetland paradigm drives water source improvement in the stream network of Yangtze River Delta

"...Ecological wetlands ameliorated source water quality, and reduced drinking water treatment reagents, thereby bringing about economic benefits..."

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Coastal wetland ecosystems deliver large carbon stocks in tropical Mexico

"...Given that freshwater swamps had the greatest C stocks and freshwater marshes stored most C, these wetland peat deposits should be prioritized for conservation, via new legislation or inclusion in payment for ecosystem services schemes..."

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Comparing the effects of plant diversity on the nitrogen removal and stability in floating and sand-based constructed wetlands

"...Maintaining efficient and stable nitrogen (N) removal in constructed wetlands (CWs) that experience disturbance from their influent pollutant variations is crucial..."

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Revegetation projects significantly improved ecosystem service values in the agro-pastoral ecotone of northern China in recent 2

"...However, for this ecologically vulnerable area, the changes in land use and ecosystem service values (ESV) resulting from revegetation projects have received little attention and have not been fully elucidated..."

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Geochemical mapping of a blue carbon zone: Investigation of the influence of riverine input on tidal affected zones in Bull Isla

"...This study highlights the ability of a functioning coastal wetland to flourish and sequester elevated levels of carbon, metals and pollutants under the constraints of increasing anthropogenic impact..."

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Spatial dynamics in people-wetland association: an assessment of rural dependency on ecosystem services extended by Purbasthali

"...Endowed with diverse ecological resources, the flood plain wetlands of the lower Gangetic delta not only serve the natural environment but also benefit the nearby human groups..."

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Biological Traits and Trait Combinations of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in a Wetland Under Hydrological Disturbance

"...Drought is a hydrological disturbance, predicted to aggravate in a climate change scenario..."

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First report of naturalization of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. 1783 (Saururaceae) in Italy

"...cordata has the potential to displace native plants in wet forests and, in general, in wetland ecosystems..."

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