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The United States Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District Wyoming Regulatory Office has approved the first Wyoming Stream Mitigation Procedure (WSMP) for the state. The WSMP establishes a method for calculating compensatory mitigation debits and credits that will provide predictability and consistency.   Such a procedure is necessary for allowing the development of mitigation banks in […]

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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 is of the essence. Streams, […]

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When rivers flood severely enough that there is loss of life, it’s not too long before emergency meetings are held to discuss new flood control measures.  Often these measures include armoring riverbanks.  Although a tragedy, the recent floods near Boulder, Colo. could have been worse. Some of Boulder’s protection could be attributed to Gilbert White, […]

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Climate scientists predict that sea levels will rise by three feet — and could rise by as much as five feet — by the year 2100. What does this mean for some of the world’s coastal cities, or your favorite beach?  The map below allows you to explore the regions of the Earth that are […]

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Just a few months ago, Boulder, Colorado was in the grip of yet another drought, reports TIME magazine online, and the state also experienced its worst wildfire on record earlier this year. But after days of heavy rainfall that the National Weather Service called “biblical,” drought and fire are the last things that Boulder and […]

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This month National Geographic reported that anglers who flock to Montana in search of their own authentic A River Runs Through It experience are out of luck. “On September 4, the Blackfoot River, centerpiece of Norman Maclean’s beloved story…was closed to fishing by in an effort to protect fish from the stress of low stream […]

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from Greenbiz.com One defining characteristic of a city is that it is full of hard surfaces. Streets, sidewalks, buildings and bridges shed water when it rains. All that water has to go somewhere, and it usually gets there fast. So for a city to function more like a forest or a field, step one is […]

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The fire is out, but the damage is still ongoing.  When wildfires burn an area, the exposed land that has lost most of its vegetation is very susceptible to soil loss. In a short amount of time rain can cause severe erosion affecting structures, hillsides, roads, trails, and especially the health of streams, rivers, and […]

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It’s impossible to know where you are going without understanding where you stand right now. Unfortunately, in the relatively new industry of stream, river and wetland restoration, there are individuals and companies making recommendations, and even performing work, without properly evaluating the current condition of the resource. Baseline assessment can best be described as the […]

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Large-river fish like paddlefish and blue catfish are in danger.  A University of Wisconsin-Madison study in journal Frontiers in Ecology and Environment says 60 out of 68 species, or 88 percent, of fish species found exclusively in large-river ecosystems like the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio rivers, are a conservation concern. Despite these grim statistics, lead […]

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