Category Archive for 'planning'

 NOAA’s National Weather Service has warned (7.6.2011) that many rivers in the upper Midwest and northern Plains remain above flood stage and flooding will likely continue throughout the summer for these regions.  With many forecasters predicting that severe weather events could become the new normal, the health of our nation’s floodplains is fast becoming our top […]

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A baseline assessment can best be described as the basis by which to judge the success of any action taken to conserve, protect, enhance or restore water resources. Monitoring, when properly executed, continues to evaluate the health of the resource after any action is taken in order to track results in a meaningful way. Trout […]

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Before you start that fisheries enhancement project or erosion control project, you need to ask the right questions.  Our free consumer report “Buyer Beware: A Warning to Consumers about the Industry” will give you the Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Aquatic Resource Consultant.  In the report, we also identify the five most common problems in […]

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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. Trout Headwaters we’re in the business of helping our clients identify […]

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Creating the future Patagonia National Park in Chile Conservacion Patagonica is a dynamic community of people who share one thing: a commitment to the wild future of Patagonia. About fifty people work full-time on the creation of Patagonia National Park, but many thousands more throughout the world have joined in this project in one form […]

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NOAA – National Weather Service – USGS:  National Hydrologic Assessment of Spring Flooding Risk as of 3/3/2011 now available.  Current forecasts predict major flooding along the Upper Mississippi River.  Mapping of Streamflow Analysis, Current Soil Moisture and more for the United States. >Read More

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Writing in the INFRASTRUCTURIST, Eric Jaffe recently noted that “Water infrastructure may not be a sexy topic, but it’s becoming an important one.” The American Society of Civil Engineers has given America’s drinking-water systems a grade of D-minus.  While the Obama administration has secured $6 billion for improvements, the Environmental Protection Agency puts the true […]

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Why buy credits in a mitigation bank instead of creating a wetland or restoring a stream on- or off-site? Purchasing credits gives the developer these major benefits: Save time and money: The developer, after following the 404(B)(1) Guidelines to try to avoid or  minimize wetland or stream impacts, then does not have to go through […]

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A Sustainable Chesapeake: Better Models for Conservation provides conservation resources for individuals, organizations, governments and businesses across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This recently released volume profiles case studies of conservation practices and techniques and describes the protection of land and water resources. The thirty-one case studies feature the work of government and private organizations and […]

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“Back when the Rio Nuevo project to revitalize downtown Tucson (AZ) was first hatched,” writes Hugh Holub, “there were elements in the concept to restore the Santa Cruz River. There was a ‘rio’ – a river – in Rio Nuevo.” Holub notes that the restoration of the river “fell by the wayside as grand schemes […]

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