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Re: E-M:/ Wetlands Mapping/repost from GLIN



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Enviro-Mich message from Andrew Mutch <andrewimutch@yahoo.com>
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There's no doubt that this is a significant
undertaking. But these are the kinds of inventories
that local communities with wetland ordinances are
required to do by state law Why should the state
operate under a different standard?  

Andrew Mutch
Novi

--- Matthew Johnstone <JOHNSTOM@michigan.gov> wrote:
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> Enviro-Mich message from "Matthew Johnstone"
> <JOHNSTOM@michigan.gov>
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> 
> To map wetlands at a degree of spatial resolution
> that has any benefit
> to either regulators or the regulated community
> requires a huge
> commitment of time, money, and human resources -
> none of which the state
> has had a surplus of in a very long time, if ever. 
> Anyone who has ever
> worked in the field on wetland delineations knows
> this is an enormous
> undertaking.  
> 
> >>> <ENVLESQ@aol.com> 12/04/02 06:52PM >>>
> Mapping Michigan wetlands
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> The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is
> answering a
> 23-year-old 
> mandate to inventory the state's wetlands. Source:
> Detroit Free Press
> (11/30)
> 
> Anybody know, or even have a guess . . . what the
> *&^*$%* took so
> long???
> 
> D. Niehuus
> 
> 
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