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WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 22, 2014—America’s Service and Conservation Corps have always been known for training a ready and able workforce of Americans, but today’s Corpsmembers will not only provide “Boots on the Ground,” they will also soon have “Waders in the Water.” Thanks to a new public-private partnership between The Corps Network and Trout […]

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Topping Trout Headwaters’ list of water wishes for the new year was: “Wishing that all water users will increase their conservation efforts so that healthy flows may be returned to our rivers.” Securing access to plentiful, renewable sources of fresh water is among the biggest struggles large cities around the world face. Growing populations and […]

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My Top Water Wishes for 2014

Water alerts continued to receive notice throughout 2013. Both drought and flooding again topped the nation’s headlines.  My Top Water Wishes for the New Year include a quick look back at some of the important water stories that streamed our network this past year. Top Ten Water Wishes for 2014: #10: Wishing that our nation recognize […]

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Wetlands in the U.S. are still taking a hit, and human activity, urban, suburban, and rural development, is the cause. A new study released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) says between 2004 and 2009, wetland area in the coastal watersheds of the U.S. declined by an estimated 360,720 acres. The worst part: […]

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The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), in a position paper on the organization’s website, formally supports wetland mitigation banking to improve mitigation success and contribute to the goal of no net loss of wetlands. For more than a century, the U.S. has been losing wetlands at an alarming rate. When wetlands are impacted by development, […]

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from the National Mitigation Banking Association (NMBA) blog“There are many places where the ground is literally covered, and the whole heavens completely blackened, with innumerable flocks of countless numbers of geese, ducks, brants, cranes, and all the various noisy tribes, of all the feathered creation.”  - Lansford W. Hastings in The 1845 Pioneers Guide for […]

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“What is the value of a tree?” asks conservation capitalist Chandler Van  Voorhis. “Right now a tree does not show up on a balance sheet until it’s cut down.” Chandler Van Voorhis is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GreenTrees, which plants, grows, and sells permanent forests. He is working to make sure people see what he […]

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from THI affiliate, Field Sport Concepts, Ltd. It’s one thing when someone from the EPA encourages you to be environmentally friendly.  It’s a whole other thing when Richard Branson (think: Virgin Group) endorses such practices. In a recent interview with an affiliate of the Wall Street Journal, Branson offered full-throated support for business practices that […]

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The University of California, Davis Extension is offering two, full-day classes this fall dealing with the ecosystem marketplace. Ecosystem Services and Markets will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, and Mitigation and Conservation Banking will be held  Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 Both courses are taught by Craig Denisoff , owner of Craig Denisoff Consulting, a founding […]

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In Conservation Magazine, award-winning journalist David Ropeik explores why we worry too much about some environmental risks and not enough about others For Conservation Magazine David Ropeik points out an interesting phenomenon he called the “perception gap.”  It’s the gap between our fears and the facts.  He describes his how his 55-year-old friend has cut […]

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