Riparian Area Weed Management

Managing weeds in riparian areas can be a great challenge for many reasons. Moving water, along with heavy use by wildlife, livestock and humans, can provide a constant source of reinfestation. Higher soil moisture levels, which help many riparian species to thrive, can also benefit noxious weeds. Several herbicides, effective…

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Leaving the Planet Better Than We Found It

Trout Headwaters, Inc.  is proud to have designed, permitted, and installed the first stream restoration and demonstration project on the Sweetwater River Conservancy near Casper, Wyoming.  The photos in this post show the resources along Horse Creek within the conservancy in their original condition during baseline and 1 year post-restoration. Historic land use practices…

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Mullica River Wetland Restoration – New Jersey

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…

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DeClassified: Why Proper Assessment Is Key

At Trout Headwaters we put a lot of emphasis on stream, wetland and habitat assessment.  Our unwavering belief in scientifically-sound assessments of natural resources and habitats led us to develop patented systems, process and methods RiverWorks Rapid Assessment System® and the environmental big data system EcoBlu Analyst. As practicioners will attest, simple classification systems and models…

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Trout Headwaters Is Proud to Honor National Service

Trout Headwaters (THI) is proud to recognize the honorees of this year’s National Service Awards.  THI’s Lisa Marr (shown here with WisCorps’s Matt Brantner Willie Bittner) and Luke Frazza joined hundreds of distinguished guests for an evening of salute during the 12th Annual Friends of National Service Awards tonight in Washington.  Luke Frazza…

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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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Our Thanksgiving Holiday Best Wishes!

During this Thanksgiving season, all of us at Trout Headwaters would like to wish you a safe and restful holiday. When you are gathered with family and friends around the dinner table, the big football game, or wherever your own special tradition takes you, please pause a moment and join…

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A Community on Ecosystem Services

Trout Headwaters heads to the ACES conference in Washington, DC, December  8-12.  ACES 2014 will bring together leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American communities, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in conservation, restoration, resource management, and development decisions. The focus of the conference is to…

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From the Field Today – A Mantis Selfie

We couldn’t resist posting this selfie of a THI field technician and a Mantis.  The creature was safely returned its habitat during field assessment work on this project site in Virginia.  More than 20 species of Mantis are native to the United States, including the common Carolina Mantis, with only one native to Canada.…

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Industry Support Grows for Aquatic Restoration Partnership

Washington, DC – September 2, 2014 – Aquatic restoration businesses continue to express excitement as Youth Corps nationwide are receiving training and certification for climate-ready aquatic restoration. Graduates of the Waders in the Water training program, created by The Corps Network and Trout Headwaters Inc., will be skilled in aquatic…

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