In the USA Today – Running Out of Water

USA Today reports that higher than average summer temperatures and patchy rainfall over the summer contributed to one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, a level of devastation unseen since 1960.  Exceptional drought conditions have raised concerns for California and other states continuing to experience serious drought.  The kind…

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Yellowstone River Dam

The Billings Gazette reports that U.S. District Judge Brian Morris has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to do adequate environmental study before moving ahead with a planned $59 million concrete dam across the Yellowstone River.  The project, which was scheduled to start construction this month near…

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Damming the Species to Extinction

Chris Hunter writes this week from Montana of the collapse of the pallid sturgeon and what may be end for the species. With their remaining population estimated at only about 200 fish, a recent push for a $60 million concrete dam project in some of their only remaining habitat along…

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Start Your Restoration Project Today

Benefits of Restoration Planning: Improve Recreational Use Increase Property Values Identify Management Opportunities Enhance Water Quality Decrease Flooding and Habitat Damage Stabilize Stream Banks Sustainable stream, river and wetland restoration has benefits that extend well beyond the restoration industry itself into two of the United States most important industries: agriculture…

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Independence Day for the Penobscot River

Nok-Noi Ricker of the Bangor Daily News reports that removal of dams near Old Town Maine as part of the Penobscot River Restoration Project has had an added benefit for those who like whitewater. Quoting Scott Phillips, chair of the upcoming Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta, “It’s got some challenging…

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Sprague Elected to Lead National Mitigation Banking Association

Michael Sprague of Trout Headwaters, Inc. was recently elected President of the National Mitigation Banking Association’s (NMBA) board of directors at the association’s annual meeting and conference held in Orlando, Florida. The 15-member board is made up of environmental professionals from across the U.S. working to support and enable stream,…

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