Alarming EPA Report: Only 48% of Wetlands in Good Condition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a national monitoring study of the overall conditions of wetlands in the nation, and the results give great cause for concern. Less than half of wetland area (48%) is in good condition; 32% is in poor condition and the remaining 20% is in fair…

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Climate Change Impacts to Water Resources

A new online course for resource managers “Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources” is now available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 45-minute interactive training is free and publicly available for agency personnel or anyone interested in the subject. Modules include “Climate 101,” “Building Resiliency” and “Explore Your…

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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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EPA Releases Climate Change Adaptation Plans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the final version of its Agency-wide Climate Change Adaptation Plan and seventeen Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans. The plans were developed in response to directives in President Obama’s Executive Order 13653 – Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change.…

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Clean Water Drives Economic Growth

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy writes in the Huffington Post: “To have clean water downstream in our rivers and lakes — and enjoy the economic growth clean water brings — we need healthy headwaters upstream. In fact, a recent survey found that 80 percent of U.S. small business owners favor including…

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First Mitigation Bank in Wyoming History Approved

Trout Headwaters, Inc is pleased to announce the approval of the first mitigation bank in the history of Wyoming and sponsored by Sweetwater River Conservancy, LLC.  Following on publication of the state’s first Stream Mitigation Procedure (SMP), the Dumbell Ranch Mitigation Bank has received approval from the U.S. Army Corps…

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