Latest Stream, Wetland, and Habitat Restoration Information – Interactive and Mobile

Trout Headwaters, Inc recently released its newest mobile, interactive web platform.  As our company passes its 20th successful year in business, hundreds of thousands of new visitors are currently referencing the resources, news and industry information available via www.troutheadwaters.com We hope you’ll enjoy the new Experience EcoBlu™ platform and visit often. …

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LA Deploys “Shade Balls” to Conserve Water

NPR reports recently that 20,000 black plastic balls were dropped down the slopes of Los Angeles Reservoir, joining 95,980,000 of their brethren already covering the surface of the water.  The effort is the final deployment of shade balls in a $34.5 million water quality protection project aimed at preventing evaporation…

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Pumping Groundwater to Offset Drought?

Increasing drought has caused freshwater aquifers to be increasingly tapped to make up for surface waters lost from drought-depleted wetlands, lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Reports show that we are drawing down these mostly nonrenewable supplies at unsustainable rates in the Western United States and in several other dry regions across…

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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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Restoration and Mitigation Services – Since 1995

A “Johnny Willowseed” Approach In 1995, Trout Headwaters, Inc (THI) was founded to provide service to private, non-profit, and government clients.  At a time when only a handful of private entities across the U.S. were providing stream, wetland, or habitat restoration services, the company quickly became a recognized leader in “soft”…

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Experience EcoBlu Podcast Series – A Millers River

Join host Mike Sprague from Trout Headwaters to explore a wide cross section of applied ecological restoration in the U.S.  In this series, Experience EcoBlu takes you from the laboratory to the field and from the theory to the ground with some of the top experts, scientists and policy-makers. “As moderator for this series,…

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Trout Headwaters Is Proud to Honor National Service

Trout Headwaters (THI) is proud to recognize the honorees of this year’s National Service Awards.  THI’s Lisa Marr (shown here with WisCorps’s Matt Brantner Willie Bittner) and Luke Frazza joined hundreds of distinguished guests for an evening of salute during the 12th Annual Friends of National Service Awards tonight in Washington.  Luke Frazza…

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Restoration Trainings Reach Critical Benchmark

A packed house attended today’s Waders in the Water aquatic restoration workshop at The Corps Network’s annual conference in Washington. The standing room only crowd got an update from Trout Headwaters, Inc (THI) President Mike Sprague on the one-year anniversary of the launch of the nationwide youth conservation corps green…

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U.S. Regulatory Update – 2015 Ecosystem Banking Forum

The 2015 National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida May 4-8.  Founded in 1997 with a diverse steering committee of regulators, bankers and environmentalist, this is the first – and only – National hands-on conference for mitigation, conservation and ecosystem banking that focuses on banking…

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From the Field Today – Red Eft

This eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is  common to eastern North America.  This land dwelling bright orange juvenile, known as a red eft, paid a visit to a Trout Headwaters technician during recent site work in North Carolina.  The newts frequent small lakes, ponds, and streams or near-by wet forests. They can coexist in an aquatic environment with small,…

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