Rotenone? 1952 Called Again and Wants Its Species Management Strategy Back

The latest plan to ‘restore’ using poison has found its way to public comment this week as officials from Montana and Wyoming request feedback on the draft environmental assessment for the Soda Butte Creek drainage by June 13.  Readers who care about Yellowstone National Park or these important headwaters will want…

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Meet THI’s Top EcoBlu Clients

After some 20 years in the steam, wetland, and habitat restoration industry, Trout Headwaters has developed a great appreciation for client relationships resulting in project outcomes that exceed expectations.  Our client-first philosophy means we give each and every project, regardless of size, scope, or location, our full commitment to client satisfaction. …

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My Top Ten Water Wishes 2015

Water news and alerts continued to receive notice throughout 2014. Severe drought as well as dramatic flooding again topped U.S. headlines. My personal Top Water Wishes for the New Year include a quick look back at some of the important water stories that streamed through our offices this past year. Wishing…

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Billions Moving to Fund California Water Projects

California’s  Proposition 1, known as the ‘Water Bond,’ passed in November’s election. The measure provides for $7.5 billion to fund water projects and programs addressing water conservation and recycling, groundwater cleanup and water storage — all pressing concerns as California continues in a deep drought. The bond allocates money to…

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River as Sewer System

In his fact-filled and thought-provoking critique of man’s long history of impacts on the Snake River, Richard Manning, writing in a recent High Country News asks the reader to acknowledge one basic fact.  “The Snake River Plain,” he writes “sprawling over 15,600 square miles, is a desert.  The river system and…

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Change the Course – Returning Water to Our Rivers

Sandra Postel writes recently in the blog Water Currents: “It’s a sad truth that many major rivers – the blue arteries of the Earth – no longer reach the sea.   Our demands for water – to drink, grow food, produce energy and make all manner of material things – have…

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Clean Water Act – Agencies Seek Comment on Proposed Rule

With rulemaking intended to clarify jurisdiction for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act, the recent notice for public comment has expectedly attracted lots of attention.  Release of the rule has been met with cautious praise as well as criticism.…

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Sustainability Execs Faced with Managing Risk of Mother Nature’s Fury

It wasn’t so long ago that the job of a sustainability executive was to make a company more “green” or “eco-friendly.” But as GreenBiz.com producer Joel Makower points out in a recent blog post things are changing. “Risk and resilience haven’t typically been part of most companies’ sustainability vocabularies,” writes…

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Wyoming Finalizes Its First Stream Mitigation Procedure

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…

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10 Cities That Could Run Out Of Water

Topping Trout Headwaters’ list of water wishes for the new year was: “Wishing that all water users will increase their conservation efforts so that healthy flows may be returned to our rivers.” Securing access to plentiful, renewable sources of fresh water is among the biggest struggles large cities around the…

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