Damming the Susitna River?

At an estimated cost of more than $5 Billion, a dam proposed on the Susitna River north of Talkeetna, Alaska would become the second tallest dam in the U.S. Engineered to span the full width of this pristine resource, the 735 foot tall structure would destroy natural flows on one…

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River, Wetland and Habitat Restoration – First Do No Harm

It is one of the precepts all students are taught in medical school. It reminds a physician that he or she must always consider the possible harm any intervention might cause. It also applies quite accurately to the process of restoring rivers, wetlands and uplands. The very act of “restoring”…

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