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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Job Corps Pilots Waders in the Water Training

This year Job Corps students have been hard at work with natural resource training and projects on national forests. One of the programs that Jobs Corps students piloted was the Waders in the Water aquatic restoration training and certification program. Students at Job Corps centers on both the coasts in…

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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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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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