What Your Ecological Assessment Should Tell You

It’s impossible to know where you are going without understanding where you stand right now. Unfortunately, in the relatively new industry of stream, river and wetland restoration, there are individuals and companies making recommendations, and even performing work, without properly evaluating the current condition of the resource. Baseline assessment can…

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Alarming EPA Report: Only 48% of Wetlands in Good Condition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a national monitoring study of the overall conditions of wetlands in the nation, and the results give great cause for concern. Less than half of wetland area (48%) is in good condition; 32% is in poor condition and the remaining 20% is in fair…

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Meet THI’s Top EcoBlu Clients

After more than 20 years in the steam, wetland, and habitat restoration industry, Trout Headwaters has developed a great appreciation for client relationships resulting in project outcomes that exceed expectations.  Our client-first philosophy means we give each and every project, regardless of size, scope, or location, our full commitment to client satisfaction. …

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Wildfire and Water: Post-Fire Assessments Provide Quick Answers

An epic season of wildfire across the west has left a wide path of destruction and damage. Although many of the fires are out, the damage is still ongoing. When wildfires burn an area, the exposed land that has lost most of its vegetation is very susceptible to soil loss.…

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DeClassified: Why Proper Assessment Is Key

At Trout Headwaters we put a lot of emphasis on stream, wetland and habitat assessment.  Our unwavering belief in scientifically-sound assessments of natural resources and habitats led us to develop patented systems, process and methods RiverWorks Rapid Assessment System® and the environmental big data system EcoBlu Analyst. As practicioners will attest, simple classification systems and models…

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Assessment and Monitoring – The Keys to Successful Restoration

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 or habitats. Monitoring, when properly executed, continues to evaluate the health of the resource after any action is taken in order to…

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