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“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” ― David Brower
In the News…..
EPA Survey: Three-Quarters of Our Nation’s Rivers Need Our Help The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the results of a comprehensive survey looking at the health of thousands of stream and river miles across the country, finding that 55 percent are classified as poor, and another 23 percent in fair condition for aquatic life. In certain regions, like the Coastal Plains and Temperate Plains, only 12 and 15 percent of streams respectively as found to be in good biological health. The National Rivers and Streams Assessment (NRSA) 2008-2009 … >Read More
- Sustainable Water Investments Mean More Green Jobs A new report from the Pacific Institute (http://www.pacinst.org), “Sustainable Water Jobs: A National Assessment of Water-Related Green Jobs” identifies “136 different kinds of jobs involved in implementing sustainable water strategies, from plumbers to landscapers, engineers to water irrigation specialists.” >Read More
- Bringing Back the San Joaquin Valley Floodplain Healthy floodplains are nature’s buffer against weather extremes. The San Francisco Chronicle reports on an innovative project in the San Joaquin Valley combining flood management with ecosystem restoration. The plan includes the purchase of an existing ranch by a nonprofit group called River Partners. The $10 million project is expected to take 10 years to complete…>Read More
Tools for Landowners: Saving Natural Services - The Economic Value of Healthy Ecosystems What is the value of clean, clear water flowing down a mountain stream? Many would say “priceless,” as irreplaceable as air or sunshine. But the truth is that healthy, intact ecosystems and the ecological services they provide have tangible values which can be measured. At Trout Headwaters we’re in the business of helping our clients identify and enhance natural capital in the form of freshwater resources. >Read More or Contact Us firstname.lastname@example.org to request your free e-copy of our Recent Work or phone 800-218-8107 toll-free nationwide.Tweet