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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 small streams and headwaters in […]

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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 of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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Wetland Losses Go On (and On)

With the 2013 release of trend data for U.S. wetlands (with apparent delay) came concerning statistics about the nations vanishing wetland resources.   This report does not draw conclusions regarding trends in the quality or condition of the Nation’s wetlands, rather focusing on wetland areas and extents.  The report discloses estimated net losses of more than […]

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This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the results of a comprehensive survey looking at the health of thousands of stream and river miles across the country, finding that 55 percent are classified as poor, and another 23 percent in fair condition for aquatic life. In certain regions, like the Coastal Plains and Temperate […]

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Estuaries are the endpoint of our nation’s rivers and the nurseries of our nation’s seas. The health of our nation’s streams and rivers directly affect the health of our oceans. EPA has released its Climate Ready Estuaries 2012 Progress Report, which describes program accomplishments and the new National Estuary Program projects started during 2012, with […]

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Current economic literature provides some insights into the importance of water to various sectors, including agriculture, tourism, fishing, manufacturing, and energy production, but this information is dispersed and, in many cases, incomplete. EPA is conducting a study on the importance of water in the U.S. economy to: Summarize existing knowledge about the role and importance […]

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Nutrient pollution is one of the nation’s most widespread and costly environmental problems. Excess nitrogen and phosphorus from farm and lawn fertilizer, livestock waste, roads and houses, faulty septic systems, and treated sewage can turn waters green with slime and pollute waters for swimming, boating, and fishing. To help raise awareness about this growing environmental […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is conducting a study on the importance of water in the U.S. economy to better understand how water contributes to the economic welfare of the nation and plays a critical role in many sectors of the U.S. economy. On December 4, USEPA will host a public symposium in Washington, […]

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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. Trout Headwaters, Inc. president Michael Sprague, along […]

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Rarely have I seen an environmental issue so clouded by emotion and politics, or one with such bold disregard for science as this…  My open letter today is written in response to comments made recently by outdoor writer Ted Williams at the website Conservation Magazine.  Among a roster of scientifically inaccurate statements, Williams says that Rotenone “…has never […]

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