The Wetlands Initiative is partnering with farmers throughout north-central Illinois on constructed wetlands to reduce nutrients in agricultural runoff. Fulton Farms was one of the enthusiastic adopters of this conservation practice to improve water quality. Each constructed wetland is designed and sited specifically for the farm fields it is treating and this case study of Fulton Farms highlights some of the features landowners consider with TWI. Jim Fulton and his family next to their just-built wetland in August Photo courtesy of Daniel Fulton. Size and type of farm operation: Fulton Farms is a family operation co-owned by three siblings and managed by one of the brothers, Jim Fulton.
India: Conservation and management of Bhoj Wetlands (#329)
By University of Texas at Austin March 17, Using NASA satellite images and machine learning, researchers with The University of Texas at Austin have mapped changes in the landscape of northwestern Belize over a span of four decades, finding significant losses of forest and wetlands, but also successful regrowth of forest in established conservation zones that protect surviving structures of the ancient Maya. The research serves as a case study for other rapidly developing and tropical regions of the globe, especially in places struggling to balance forest and wetland conservation with agricultural needs and food security.
The EPA wetland program has a primary goal of increasing the quantity and quality of wetlands in the U. State and tribal wetland protection programs play a crucial role in achieving this goal. The WPDG program was initiated in to provide states and tribes an opportunity to carry out projects to develop and refine comprehensive wetland programs. EPA identified six elements of a comprehensive wetland program in