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Benefits of Restoration Planning: Improve Recreational Use Increase Property Values Identify Management Opportunities Enhance Water Quality Decrease Flooding and Habitat Damage Stabilize Stream Banks Sustainable stream, river and wetland restoration has benefits that extend well beyond the restoration industry itself into two of the United States most important industries: agriculture…

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Assessment and Monitoring – The Keys to Successful Restoration

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 or habitats. Monitoring, when properly executed, continues to evaluate the health of the resource after any action is taken in order to…

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EPA Releases Climate Change Adaptation Plans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the final version of its Agency-wide Climate Change Adaptation Plan and seventeen Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans. The plans were developed in response to directives in President Obama’s Executive Order 13653 – Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change.…

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Unintended Consequences May Have Created a “Point of No Return” for Commercial Fisheries

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…

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6 Latest Trends in Corporate Sustainability

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…

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Consensus Among Bay Environmental Groups Is Elusive – Now the Courts Will Be Asked to Resolve the Differences

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…

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‘River Wiki’ Opens Information Sharing Floodgates

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…

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Green Infrastructure: New Term for Ancient Systems

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…

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The Taimen Conservation Project – Notes from the Field June 13, 2012

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…

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10 Questions to Ask Before Restoring Your Stream or Wetland

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…

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