Tag Archive 'stewardship'

It was my pleasure recently to spend the afternoon with Doug La Follette, Secretary of State in Wisconsin for a tour of some of his work and achievement.  He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia, has worked as Public Affairs Director for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and has been board member of Friends […]

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Wetlands in the U.S. are still taking a hit, and human activity, urban, suburban, and rural development, is the cause. A new study released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) says between 2004 and 2009, wetland area in the coastal watersheds of the U.S. declined by an estimated 360,720 acres. The worst part: […]

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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 it they will come” is […]

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How much drinkable water is there in the world? How much water does an American, a European, an African use every day? How many people lack even basic access to clean water? Circle of Blue’s printable infographic answers these questions and serves as a great introduction or reminder to the tenuous state of our freshwater […]

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At THI we believe that just because a river runs through an urban area, it shouldn’t be valued any less than its rural cousins. Healthy urban streams can be a huge asset to a community and all life is dependent upon that resource. The Anacostia River is the “other” river running through our nation’s capital. […]

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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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The 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium will bring together more than 1,000 professionals to share their research, implementation, policy, financing, and education strategies to build and restore cities while protecting our environment. From the Great Lakes to the Mississippi Watershed, every state in the Midwestern United States is addressing urban water quality issues, […]

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A Creek Runs Through Us

Reprinted with permission from author Chandler Van Voorhis of GreenTrees, LLC Water has played a critical role in the formation of the United States.  As President Theodore Roosevelt stated 100 years ago, in the first ever White House Conference on Conservation, “It was in Philadelphia that the representatives of all the States met for what was in […]

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Environmental pride in local resources is a conservation approach that works. Rare’s mission is to conserve imperiled species and ecosystems around the world. Rare inspires people to care about and protect nature. Rare’s signature Pride campaigns are now used by local conservationists and organizations across the globe. It’s Rare’s method for motivating behavior change and […]

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                Photographs Copyright 2011 by Lisa Marr/Trout Headwaters Inc.  No reproduction or reuse of these images without expressed written consent.

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