U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases New Mitigation Policy

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Signs of Spring – Conservation Investment Returns

This beautiful and bio-diverse wetland site in Idaho began in 2002 as 291 acres of degraded industrial property.  Private conservation investment in restoration here at the Valencia Wetland Mitigation Bank has created habitats for Tundra Swans, Bald Eagles, Hooded Mergansers, and nesting Great Blue Herons (like this one) along with many other species…

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Environmental Big Data Workshop – Fort Worth, TX

Trout Headwaters’ Senior Vice President for Information Systems, Lisa Marr and CEO Michael Sprague will conduct a 90-minute workshop to kick-off the 2016 National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference on Tuesday, May 10 at the Omni Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The live demonstration will highlight the latest version…

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Ag Mitigation Program – Voices of Concern

From the heart of the Prairie Pothole Region, writers Chuck Clayton and Jim Madsen, of the Izaak Walton League warn: ‘Be wary of ag wetland mitigation banks.’  In response to a much-publicized recent release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $9 million grant program for the development of agricultural mitigation…

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Climate Change Impacts to Water Resources

A new online course for resource managers “Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources” is now available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 45-minute interactive training is free and publicly available for agency personnel or anyone interested in the subject. Modules include “Climate 101,” “Building Resiliency” and “Explore Your…

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2015 Shatters Record as Warmest Year

“A ‘Scorcher’: 2015 Shatters Record As Warmest Year, NASA And NOAA Say” That was a recent headline to an NPR article about “2015 the hottest since instrument records began being kept in 1880, beating the record set in 2014 by 0.29° F.” This news only reaffirms Trout Headwaters’ commitment to…

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