Isolated wetlands: State-of-the-science and future directions

@article{Leibowitz2009IsolatedWS,
  title={Isolated wetlands: State-of-the-science and future directions},
  author={Scott G. Leibowitz and Tracie -Lynn Nadeau},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={663-684}
}
In Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), the U.S. Supreme Court held that isolated, intrastate, non-navigable waters could not be protected under the Clean Water Act based solely on their use by migratory birds. The SWANCC decision has created a need to compile and make available scientific information for post-SWANCC policy development. In response, this article reviews the state of our scientific understanding of isolated wetlands, based on the… CONTINUE READING
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