“Fields and Streams” by Rebecca Lave – High Stakes in the Rosgen Wars

Just beneath the surface of the river restoration industry is an undercurrent of controversy strong enough to create two distinctly-opposed camps. Dubbed the “Rosgen Wars ” during the mid-1990s, this 20-year battle of ideas was named for its protagonist, Colorado hydrologist Dave Rosgen, and pits Rosgen and his legion of…

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A $1 Billion Question: Are Stream Restoration Projects Working?

Many expensive stream projects fail because they are not guided by science, experts say.  At Trout Headwaters, Inc. we have a long tradition of promoting the use of baseline assessments in stream, river and wetland restoration.  We even developed a patented system, RiverWorks Rapid Assessment System® (RRAS), to help standardize…

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