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In Conservation Magazine’s recent good read, “Point of No Return: Why Aren’t Fish Populations Recovering?” author Natasha Loder examines why fishery management policies may have resulted in an insurmountable “Darwinian Debt.” In the 1940s, cod in the northeast Arctic had an average size of 95 cm. Today they average only 65 cm. And average size […]

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Earlier this month Ernst & Young and GreenBiz Group released a new study, entitled ‘2013 Six Growing Trends in Corporate Sustainability.’ Based primarily on a survey of the GreenBiz Intelligence Panel of executives and thought leaders engaged in sustainability, this study reveals that “companies are increasingly connecting the dots between risk management and sustainability by making […]

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Choose Clean Water Coalition (which is comprised of 225 environmental organizations throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed) felt that they had consensus on the use of nutrient trading as a viable tool to help meet the nutrient and sediment runoff goals as outlined by the U.S. EPA’s bay wide […]

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A project led by a UK government agency to harness the power of Wikipedia to share environmental knowledge worldwide is opening a new front in the battle for open source, open data government. The original Wikipedia grew from nothing in 2011 to more than four million articles today, through the goodwill of volunteers worldwide and […]

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There’s a new term for nature’s ecological services: Green Infrastructure. These green systems are beginning to replace “gray” systems in cities like Seattle. Green infrastructure can be restored wetlands, rooftop gardens, or permeable pavement that trap and filter pollutants before water flows into streams and rivers and is carried to bays and estuaries. A recent […]

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This series follows University of Montana graduate student Dan Bailey as he travels the wilds of Mongolia to survey and tag Taimen, the world’s largest trout. From the team’s remote field camp, Dan is posting to the Club EcoBlu blog as he assists with the Taimen Conservation Project .  Taimen are highly endangered, have been known […]

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A baseline assessment can best be described as the basis by which to judge the success of any action taken to conserve, protect, enhance or restore water resources. Monitoring, when properly executed, continues to evaluate the health of the resource after any action is taken in order to track results in a meaningful way. Trout […]

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Before you start that fisheries enhancement project or erosion control project, you need to ask the right questions.  Our free consumer report “Buyer Beware: A Warning to Consumers about the Industry” will give you the Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Aquatic Resource Consultant.  In the report, we also identify the five most common problems in […]

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 There are numerous options for approach when it comes to the complex issues of riverbank stabilization.  FEMA’s “Engineering with Nature- Alternative Techniques to Riprap Bank Stabilization”  highlights several basic alternative measures that have successfully been used.   The case studies demonstrate the use of erosion control blankets, woody plantings, LWD and more, highlighting the improved ecological […]

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A Sustainable Chesapeake: Better Models for Conservation provides conservation resources for individuals, organizations, governments and businesses across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This recently released volume profiles case studies of conservation practices and techniques and describes the protection of land and water resources. The thirty-one case studies feature the work of government and private organizations and […]

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