#whitefishlivesmatter – Canary in the Coal Mine

While some have responded to the massive Yellowstone River fish kill with the sentiment “it’s just whitefish,” blogger Jess Mcglothlin reminds us that Mountain Whitefish are an important native species to the Yellowstone ecosystem, and also a “canary in the coal mine” for stream health. Read more of more from Mcglothlin Because…

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Yellowstone River Water Sampling Results

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality sent two specialists to sample water in the Yellowstone River and in response to a fish kill a few day in advance of the unprecedented closing of the river for recreation. Five locations in the upper river were sampled and results indicate ‘atypically high’…

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WeFishASA’s Podcast Interview – Part II

Listen to the follow-up exclusive interview of Trout Headwater’s Mike Sprague by WeFishASA’s hosts Steve Sarley and Dave Kranz.  The three discuss water, resource restoration, and the challenges of our changing environment. Listen to the interview as well as hear a trout fishing expert talk about trout habitat and all…

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WeFishASA’s Exclusive Podcast Interview with Trout Headwaters’ Mike Sprague

“I’m having my mind blown here!” So said host Steve Sarley on the podcast last week just before he invited Mike to come back the following week to answer even more questions about Trout Headwaters’ sustainable approach to stream, river, wetland, and habitat restoration over the last 20+ years. This…

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Was Maryland’s flash flood a sign of what the future has in store?

A sudden and intense storm rocked a quiet Maryland town recently, causing catastrophic damage and several deaths. In a Grist.org blog post, Andrea Thompson reports “the streets of Ellicott City, Maryland became raging rivers …”, “with cars tossed around like toy boats after nearly six inches of rain fell in…

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Breathtaking Video Explains Benefits of River and Coastal Wetland Restoration

The restoration of the Nisqually River and adjacent salt marshes is doing much more than dramatically improving native salmon habitat. It is also illustrating how nature can repair itself with the right, science-based, sustainable approach. The project is restoring the river from top to bottom. Starting at the source in…

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