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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Public-Private Partnership to Certify Youth Corps

The Bay Journal writes: “Beyond political will or ecological know-how, restoring the Chesapeake Bay and other impaired waters across the country requires a good deal of manpower.”  It will take ‘waders in the water,’ to physically return rivers, streams and wetlands to a more natural state.” “It’s work that Trout…

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Sustainable Water Investments Mean More Green Jobs

A new report from the Pacific Institute (http://www.pacinst.org), “Sustainable Water Jobs: A National Assessment of Water-Related Green Jobs” identifies “136 different kinds of jobs involved in implementing sustainable water strategies, from plumbers to landscapers, engineers to water irrigation specialists.” Enhancing the sustainability of U.S. water resources is an increasingly pressing…

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TroutHeads Gear for the Holidays!

Unique Gifts for the Trout Head in Your Life Official TroutHeads gear makes great gifts and can be found only one place – www.troutheads.org! Proudly wear the official TroutHeads t-shirt or embroidered cap, or sport an official THI Staff shirt, cap, or field water bottle. Keep a journal in the…

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Trout Headwaters RecentWork – IBooks Volume Just in Time for the Holidays

Stream, River and Wetland Restoration Projects, Quotes and More. 2012 edition of RecentWork, by Trout Headwaters Inc, shows state-of-the-science application of environmental restoration projects across the United States. >Download the ebook for IPad Ibooks

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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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Fishing Guides, Conservationists Ask for Moratorium on Trinity River Channel Projects

Fishing guides float and fish our nation’s rivers every day. Because of their familiarity and concern for the resources they fish, guides are often able to spot early problems with stream and river health. It’s unfortunate that a notable number of poorly designed stream restoration projects can actually cause greater…

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Restoring Faith in Stream, River and Wetland Restoration

Kudos are deserved for the North Carolina legislature for recently passing legislation (which Governor Perdue signed) addressing an issue that has plagued the stream and wetland restoration efforts for years: insufficient project assessment, design and monitoring.  Fifteen years ago, Trout Headwaters, Inc (THI) entered the stream restoration industry, and unfortunately,…

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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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Stream Restoration Failures Beg for Holistic, Sustainable Solutions

According to a recent report by the Raleigh News & Observer, more than 30 stream restoration projects have failed during or after construction in the state of North Carolina, “a few of them multiple times, turning what was supposed to be a cleanup into an environmental hazard.” The state is…

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