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U.S. Restoration Workforce Training & Deploying – Waders in the Water

Waders in the Water graduates install restoration work on Kern Meadow

Waders in the Water graduates install restoration work on Kern Meadow, California. Photo Credit: American Conservation Experience

This Interactive Map shows Conservation Corps with personnel currently trained to support stream, wetland, estuary, and shoreline restoration projects through a unique public-private partnershipTrout Headwaters  is a proud partner of the program. To contact a ready workforce nearby for your project, just point and click on the interactive, mobile display above.  To learn more or to support the Waders in the Water Program  >Contact Us

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Mullica River Wetland Restoration – New Jersey

Mullica River Restoration Project

ACE AZ Director Jordan Rolfe, ACE Southeast Director Adam Scherm, and ACE volunteer Bhriana Malcolm complete an ‘H’ brace

American Conservation Experience is currently at work in the state of New Jersey, restoring a wetland area along the Mullica River. The project is a collaboration of for-profit and non-profit organizations: GreenVest LLC is the sponsor and experienced leader in ecosystem restoration projects; Trout Headwaters Inc is a Montana-based industry leader in sustainable stream, wetland, and habitat restoration; and the New Jersey Youth Corps, a ‘second-chance’ program which offers youth aged between 16-25 the opportunity to both earn a high school-equivalent qualification, and gain work skills, through meaningful community service.  The collaboration is a result of an important public-private partnership intended to train the next generation of conservation stewards.  >Read More

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Wetland, Stream, Species – State of the Markets

State of the Market Technical Memo - THI Internal 20150223_Page_1The NEW comprehensive State of the Markets report for Wetland, Stream and Species Conservation Banking shows ecosystem market trends,  regional breakdowns, credit transactions, permitting trends and more for this fast-growing industry.  The low-cost, high-value report provides more than 30 charts, graphs and maps detailing the mitigation and conservation banking industry across the U.S. through 2014. See Report Details> State of the Market Specifications.

“An up-to-date, valuable and comprehensive tool for anyone in the mitigation and/or conservation banking business.” – Rich Mogensen, Mogensen Mitigation

And for those looking to move their work to a new level, this latest report has been released with a FREE fully interactive 30-day DEMO for www.ecobluanalyst.com enabling you to drill down on any of the various markets or even explore emerging market-based conservation opportunities.  See > Top Ten Reasons for Using EcoBlu Analyst.  This bundled report AND data capability is unlike anything else in the space today and available for your immediate download and use. >Subscribe

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GreenVest Restores Precious Resources – Time Lapse Video

GreenVest LLC demonstrates that one may indeed put back what man has altered (and in under two minutes)!   Watch Pleasant Grove 2012-2014 HD from GreenVest LLC on Vimeo.

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This just in from Innovate Montana!

InnovateMTPhoto“There are times when the facts about clean, fresh water’s crucial role in our society – and its relative scarcity- can feel daunting.  But, ultimately, this is the type of challenge that inspires true creativity and problem solving from Montana’s entrepreneurs.  Mike Sprague and his colleagues at Trout Headwaters, Inc. (THI) are exactly the type of problem-solvers that can help tackle a major issue like sustainable approaches to stream, river, and wetland renewal and repair; ensuring Montana’s top industries like agriculture have the resources they need to thrive in the future.”  >  Read More

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Billions Moving to Fund California Water Projects

California’s  Proposition 1, known as the ‘Water Bond,’ passed in November’s election. The measure provides for $7.5 billion to fund water projects and programs addressing water conservation and recycling, groundwater cleanup and water storage — all pressing concerns as California continues in a deep drought.
The bond allocates money to different types of programs including,  $1.5 billion for watershed restoration programs, which may include increasing river flows for wildlife.  >Read More via HuffPost http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/04/prop-1-water-bond_n_6097526.html

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Roads Predict Impacts on Biodiversity

The University of Washington’s Journal Conservation reports recently “that our habit of leaving roads in our wake pretty much everywhere may be the best predictor of our effect on the world around us.” Quoting the authors of the study “Road networks predict human influence on Amazonian bird communities,” Proceedings of the Royal Society B who note that “Biodiversity loss may occur directly via road-kill events, disturbance or pollution, or indirectly by stimulating and facilitating loss of habitat, and forming barriers to dispersal and gene flow.“ > Read the Story

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Circle of Blue Reports: Water Prices Up 33 Percent Since 2010

Brett Walton posts that water scarcity has driven prices upward 33 percent since 2010 and that the price of water rose again in 2014 about six percent on average according to a survey of water rates in some 30 major U.S. cities.  Water providers, he notes, are changing the structure of rate schedules, altering both monthly fees and volume fees in order to enable utilities to deal with dropping revenues resulting from water conservation.  In some cases explicit policies promoting water conservation have meant that less water sold is less money paid to utilities.  >Read More via http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2014/world/price-water-2014-6-percent-30-major-u-s-cities-33-percent-rise-since-2010/

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Land-Restoration Expert: ‘Nature Never Forgets or Forgives’

A recent Cornell University lecturer, Luc Gnacadja warns that the worldwide problem of soil erosion is contributing to poverty and hunger, threatening both food security and freedom.  Gnacadja recalled President Franklin Roosevelt’s admonition that ‘a nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself’ in his recent April lecture at Cornell.  Careless planting and other practices, he said, continue to cause severe land degradation in many parts of the world and he cautioned that in certain areas, agricultural practices are causing soil to erode almost 100 times faster than the rate at which soil can naturally regenerate.  >Read More via http://phys.org/news/2014-04-land-restoration-expert-cautions-nature.html

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Secretary Jewell on “Deconflicting” our Economy AND Ecology

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