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ELI publishes Research Reports available for free download that present the analysis and conclusions of the policy studies ELI undertakes to improve environmental law and policy. These reports contribute to education of the profession and disseminate diverse points of view and opinions to stimulate a robust and creative exchange of ideas. Those publications, which express opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute, its Board of Directors, or funding organizations, exemplify ELI’s commitment to dialogue with all sectors.

Protecting Wetlands and Wildlife Habitat While Reducing Flood Losses: A Guideboo

Protecting Wetlands and Wildlife Habitat While Reducing Flood Losses: A Guidebook on Interagency Collaboration in the Mississippi River Basin

February 2012

The purpose of Protecting Wetlands and Wildlife Habitat While Reducing Flood Losses: A Guidebook on Interagency Collaboration in the Mississippi River Basin is to illustrate the opportunities for wetland managers, hazard mitigation planners and other conservation and hazard mitigation professionals to work together to protect wetlands, water quality, and wildlife habitat and strengthen resilience to flooding in the Rock River Basin as well as the entire Upper Mississippi River Basin. Read More >

Gulf of Mexico Habitat Conservation and Restoration: A Look at the Five U.S. Gul

Gulf of Mexico Habitat Conservation & Restoration: A Look at the Five U.S. Gulf States' Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Jordan Diamond, Kathryn Mengerink, and Sara Gersen
September 2011

This report examines the legal and institutional frameworks for achieving habitat conservation and restoration of the five U.S. Gulf states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas). It provides an overarching assessment of the states’ approaches to managing different habitat types as well as several cross-cutting issues, including examples of particularly successful programs and recommendations for strengthening others. It also provides individual profiles of each of the five states. Read More >

America's Vulnerable Waters: Appendix 5

America's Vulnerable Waters: Appendix 5

Kim Tuthill, Philip Womble, Rebecca L. Kihslinger, and James M. McElfish, Jr.
August 2011

Appendix 5: Potentially Vulnerable Wetland and Stream Types Identified in Scientific and Conservation Literature, by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region and State   Click here for the full report. Read More >