Alarming EPA Report: Only 48% of Wetlands in Good Condition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a national monitoring study of the overall conditions of wetlands in the nation, and the results give great cause for concern. Less than half of wetland area (48%) is in good condition; 32% is in poor condition and the remaining 20% is in fair…

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Friends of National Service Celebrated

Private companies, government agencies and non-profits must all work together if important challenges like climate change, environmental restoration, and social justice are to be effectively met.  Increasingly, public-private partnerships will play a key role in leveraging the needed assets to solve some of the most complex and seemingly intractable problems…

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20th Anniversary Edition of Trout Headwaters RecentWORK

Now available for iBooks or in hard copy from Amazon, Trout Headwaters anniversary edition of RecentWork, features stream, wetland and habitat restoration projects from across the United States.  Hundreds of photos, as well as quotes on nature and the environment are assembled in this concise volume first published in 2009. This latest revised volume has…

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Restoration and Mitigation Services – Since 1995

A “Johnny Willowseed” Approach In 1995, Trout Headwaters, Inc (THI) was founded to provide service to private, non-profit, and government clients.  At a time when only a handful of private entities across the U.S. were providing stream, wetland, or habitat restoration services, the company quickly became a recognized leader in “soft”…

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Douglas Tompkins Dies from Hypothermia in Chile

Douglas Tompkins, co-founder of North Face and Esprit apparel died yesterday from hypothermia after falling into near-freezing water from a kayak in southern Chile. Tompkins, 72, poured millions of dollars into conservation, mostly in South American ecosystems, including the financing of national parks. He and his wife, Kristine saved an…

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Independence Day for the Penobscot River

Nok-Noi Ricker of the Bangor Daily News reports that removal of dams near Old Town Maine as part of the Penobscot River Restoration Project has had an added benefit for those who like whitewater. Quoting Scott Phillips, chair of the upcoming Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta, “It’s got some challenging…

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