Tag Archive 'river'

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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A recent study in the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society  (Volume 142, Issue 1, 2013) reports that after two decades, wild trout in the Blackfoot River Basin of Montana are still benefiting from stream restoration efforts. That’s great news that a peer-reviewed study finds a positive correlation between restoration and wild trout populations.  Habitat […]

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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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As reported by the Greenfield, Mass. Reporter, a small, 77-year-old timber crib dam that spans the Green River at Meridian Street is once again attracting a lot of attention. There are differing opinions about what should happen with the dam, and after five years of study and planning nothing has been done, yet.  It’s the […]

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by THI President and Founder, Michael Sprague At Trout Headwaters (THI) we have a “customer-first” philosophy.  But considering our firm’s fortuitous beginnings, we really couldn’t have done it any other way.  You see, THI started with a customer first. For any business having a customer before it officially offered products or services would be unusual, […]

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10 River Films You May Want to Stream

Some of the best documentary films about rivers and streams are never seen by a major audience.  Maybe they are screened at an independent film festival, or at a conservation-related event.  Even after rave reviews, they may shelved, often never to be viewed again.  Here’s a short list of some interesting river films you may […]

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Just as Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) made practical and lasting contributions to apple production in the U.S., our firm strives to make practical and lasting contributions to stream and river restoration, often through plantings of willow and other native riparian species. In 1995, Trout Headwaters, Inc (THI) was founded to provide service to private, non-profit, […]

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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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A widely used approach for describing the form of streams and rivers is a method called the Rosgen Stream Classification System. Developed by Colorado hydrologist Dave Rosgen, and taught through short courses, the system provides a simple way of classifying stream types based on a few key measurements. Streams are assigned a capital letter and […]

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These incredible maps of the Mississippi River were created in 1944 by Cartographer Harold Fisk and in  Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River.  In great detail he mapped the twisting and changing path of the river over time in these swirling rainbow colors.  The result is the most amazing set […]

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