20th Anniversary Edition of Trout Headwaters RECENT WORK Released

RECENT WORK | By Trout Headwaters, Inc. | Blurb Trout Headwaters has recently released an anniversary edition of its Recent Work, featuring stream, wetland and habitat restoration projects across the United States.  Hundreds of photos, as well as quotes on nature and the environment are assembled in this concise volume…

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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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Experience EcoBlu Podcast Series – A Millers River

Join host Mike Sprague from Trout Headwaters to explore a wide cross section of applied ecological restoration in the U.S.  In this series, Experience EcoBlu takes you from the laboratory to the field and from the theory to the ground with some of the top experts, scientists and policy-makers. “As moderator for this series,…

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Restoration Notes from the Field – Assessment Principles and Practice

Trout Headwaters has been providing water resource assessment, inventory and monitoring as part of successful restoration for many years, and continually look for ways to decrease costs and increase value for our clients. Since field data collection demands specialized equipment and skilled personnel, some project managers skip the assessment process altogether and…

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River, Wetland and Habitat Restoration – First Do No Harm

It is one of the precepts all students are taught in medical school. It reminds a physician that he or she must always consider the possible harm any intervention might cause. It also applies quite accurately to the process of restoring rivers, wetlands and uplands. The very act of “restoring”…

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My Top Ten Water Wishes 2015

Water news and alerts continued to receive notice throughout 2014. Severe drought as well as dramatic flooding again topped U.S. headlines. My personal Top Water Wishes for the New Year include a quick look back at some of the important water stories that streamed through our offices this past year. Wishing…

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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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Study Says Mammals Respond to “Field of Dreams” Strategy for Restored Wetlands

Restoration of wetland ecosystems has typically focused on hydrology, soil, and vegetation, but mammals are drawn to restored wetlands at even higher levels than expected. A study led by Princeton researcher David J. Kurz, and published recently in The American Midland Naturalist, showed that a strategy of “if you build…

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“Emergency Response” for Streams and Rivers Becoming More Common

With unpredictable weather patterns becoming the new normal, it may be time to take a fresh look your flood risk.  At Trout Headwaters we are definitely seeing a distinct increase in the number of emergency calls we receive.  When a structure or critical resource is under threat of flooding time…

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Climate models predict large reductions in native trout across Rockies; habitat restoration can help

A new research study featured in the latest issue of the American Fisheries Society’s Fisheries Magazine explores how a warming climate is affecting trout streams throughout the Rocky Mountains, and urges quick action if native trout populations are to persist in diminishing cold-water habitats. One important point of the article…

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