Principal Jeanne Christie has over 30 years of experience working wetlands, wildlife and broader aquatic resources issues for the Association of State Wetland Managers, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Christie Consulting Services, LLC assists clients in carrying out studies, designing and implementing training and organizing meetings directed to achieving integrated science and policy solutions for wetlands, floodplains, and aquatic resource protection, conservation and management.
Jeanne is also principal of Connect to Wilderness and President of the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization. To learn more visit Connect to Wilderness.
Reports and Resources
Areas of Expertise
Biden pushes protection for more streams and wetlands, targeting a major Trump rollback
The Washington Post reports that The Biden administration is set to toss out President Donald Trump’s efforts to scale back the number of streams, marshes and other wetlands that fall under federal protection, kicking off a legal and regulatory scuffle over the fate of wetlands and waterways around the country, from the arid West to the swampy South. Full story here.
EPA Announces Reconsideration and Potential Revision of the Clean Water Act Section 401 Final Rule
Lexology reported that on May 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intent to reconsider the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 final rule issued by the Trump administration in June 2020 (Final Rule). Full story here.
Hays Post reports wetlands best protection for ag runoff into waterways, study shows
A new paper from a lead author based at the University of Kansas finds wetlands constructed along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers. Rather than focusing on individual farms, the research suggests conservation efforts using wetlands should be implemented at the watershed scale. Full story here.
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