Viewpoint: Let Indiana legislators know you value the state's remaining wetlands
The South Bend Tribune featured a viewpoint article this week by ND-ECI affiliated faculty Gary Lamberti, Professor of Biological Sciences and Katherine O'Reilly, Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Sciences.
Acre for acre, it’s hard to beat wetlands when it comes to the benefits they provide to us — filtration of groundwater, protection from floods and habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals. Unfortunately, 85% of the wetlands that were formerly present when Indiana became a state 200 years ago — and those benefits — have been lost. Now, recent legislation under consideration by the Indiana House of Representatives threatens to further those losses.