Tag Archive 'habitats'

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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Predictions note that trout habitat likely will be slashed in half due to climate change by the year 2080, according to a recent study, with native cutthroat trout expected to see the most severe decline. The study, published in the science journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also predicts a decline in introduced […]

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The recent release of a report on the status of fish habitats in the United States titled THROUGH A FISH’S EYE: The Status of Fish Habitats In The United States 2010 is accompanied by the release of a map viewer, which offers the maps that are in the report in greater detail.  The National Fish […]

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The National Fish Habitat Board ( www.fishhabitat.org ) has released a status of fish habitats in the United States report titled THROUGH A FISH’S EYE: The Status of Fish Habitats In The United States 2010.  The first of its kind to synthesize information on a national level, the goal of the national assessment was to estimate […]

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Over the past year, visitors to the EcoBlu blog have been reading about the “Native Fish Restoration” projects ongoing in Montana and elsewhere.  These controversial projects involve clear-cutting the aquatic ecosystem with poison and then restocking with a fish monoculture.  Increasingly, government agencies and conservation groups are promoting the 60-year-old practice as necessary to avoid species extinction at the […]

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Effective wetland enhancement and management requires an understanding of the interrelationships among habitats and resources needed by wetland wildlife to survive and reproduce. Optimizing value and use of wetlands is possible only if wetland structure and function is integrated with knowledge of habitat requirements and life-cycle events of wildlife. A successfully managed wetland contains foods […]

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