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Big Data Tools for the Environment – Experience EcoBlu™ Analyst

NPDESDataSetDisplayTHICOPYRIGHT2013The EcoBlu Analyst  is a new tool developed by Trout Headwaters, Inc. that provides project managers, investors, non-profits and government with the power of big data in a secure, low-cost and customizable interface.  First deployed for use by the National Mitigation Banking Association NMBA Mitigation Analyst Announcement, the product easily transforms hundreds of thousands of lines of raw data into useable information.  The powerful system enables rapid ‘mash-ups’ of multiple databases from USGS, USEPA, USACE, and more.  Even add your own proprietary data.  Rapid visualizations like charts, graphs, and maps take only seconds to create, enabling fast, accurate data analysis and output.  To learn more  Contact Us or email info@troutheadwaters.com or phone 800-218-8107 toll-free nationwide.

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Working for Environmental Improvement …in Washington, D.C.

The National Mitigation Banking Association (NMBA) held its annual Fly-In March 27- 29 in Washington, D.C.  A record number of representatives from the mitigation banking community met with key regulatory personnel and Congressional Representatives to discuss rules and policies impacting the environment, restoration, and the mitigation banking industry.

Photo Courtesy Sen. Mike Crapo's OfficeTrout Headwaters, Inc. president Michael Sprague, along with THI staff from the Washington, D.C. area,  attended the NMBA Fly-In to support improved U.S. environmental policy and its implementation. THI would like to thank Venable, LLP and the NMBA for superior organization of this event. 

 “I would like to especially thank the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Sen. Max Baucus, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,  Rep. Raul Labrador, Environmental Defense Fund, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sen. Mike Crapo, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the many staff members and representatives of key environmental advocacy organizations for their considerable time last week,” said Sprague.

To learn more about THI www.troutheadwaters.com or NMBA www.mitigationbanking.org

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Elementary School Students Learn Importance of Trees to our Waterways

Yankee Engineer reports that for the past eight years, Gary Pelton, Biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Upper Connecticut River Basin Office, has been recruiting elementary schools to help plant trees along the Black River near North Springfield Lake (Perkinsville, Vermont).

In May 2010, 265 4th and 5th grade students planted more than 950 trees. Over the eight-year period, more than 8,000 trees have been planted in the riparian zone. The site chosen to repair had previously been a corn field with very few trees along the water’s edge.  >Read More

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