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Wetland Avoidance and Minimization in Action: Perspectives from Experience

Authors: 
Sandra S. Nichols and James M. McElfish
Date Released: 
January 2009
Wetland Avoidance and Minimization in Action: Perspectives from Experience

The first two steps in the CWA section 404 sequencing process have received far less attention at a national level. This study looks at how the avoidance and minimization requirements are applied by permitting officials in state and federal regulatory and resource agencies, where they find weaknesses, and how the process could be improved.

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