WHEREAS, H.R. 2421 and S. 1870 will return protection to isolated wetlands as originally intended under the Clean Water Act, and
WHEREAS, the Clean Water Act, as originally interpreted protected small isolated potholes and other wetlands, and
WHEREAS, small isolated wetlands constitute 20 million acres and supply breeding habitat for 40% of the waterfowl in the prairie pothole region of the Dakotas, and
WHEREAS, these wetlands are jeopardized by rising product prices, and
WHEREAS, these wetlands provide vital storm water absorption capabilities.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Louisiana Wildlife Federation hereby is in support of H.R. 2421 and S. 1870.
Adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation in Convention Assembled, March 16, 2008 in New Iberia, Louisiana.