Tag Archive 'wetland'

When a study came out earlier this year in the Journal of Environmental Quality showing that constructed wetlands were excellent at sequestering carbon from the atmosphere we were intrigued. At Trout Headwaters, we’ve worked to create, enhance and restore significant numbers of wetland acres over the last two decades. The study reported that constructed wetlands […]

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At THI we work hard to raise awareness about the ecological value of wetlands. The ecological services wetlands provide, including water storage, water filtration, flood prevention, and aquatic habitat are becoming better understood and appreciated, however, another critical ecological service has, until now, been overlooked.  The American Society of Agronomy reports wetlands also excel at […]

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by THI President and Founder, Michael Sprague At Trout Headwaters (THI) we have a “customer-first” philosophy.  But considering our firm’s fortuitous beginnings, we really couldn’t have done it any other way.  You see, THI started with a customer first. For any business having a customer before it officially offered products or services would be unusual, […]

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10 River Films You May Want to Stream

Some of the best documentary films about rivers and streams are never seen by a major audience.  Maybe they are screened at an independent film festival, or at a conservation-related event.  Even after rave reviews, they may shelved, often never to be viewed again.  Here’s a short list of some interesting river films you may […]

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Just as Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) made practical and lasting contributions to apple production in the U.S., our firm strives to make practical and lasting contributions to stream and river restoration, often through plantings of willow and other native riparian species. In 1995, Trout Headwaters, Inc (THI) was founded to provide service to private, non-profit, […]

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Just beneath the surface of the river restoration industry is an undercurrent of controversy strong enough to create two distinctly-opposed camps. Dubbed the “Rosgen Wars ” during the mid-1990s, this 20-year battle of ideas was named for its protagonist, Colorado hydrologist Dave Rosgen, and pits Rosgen and his legion of followers against some of the […]

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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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A new research study featured in the latest issue of the American Fisheries Society’s Fisheries Magazine explores how a warming climate is affecting trout streams throughout the Rocky Mountains, and urges quick action if native trout populations are to persist in diminishing cold-water habitats. One important point of the article is that even with better […]

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The cleanup of the Bronx River helped blunt the impact of Hurricane Sandy write JOSÉ SERRANO AND JOHN F. CALVELLI in Crain’s (http://www.crainsnewyork.com) The tristate area is only beginning to recover from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy.  As we assess the damage and how we prepare for a future storm, it is worth noting […]

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Trout Headwaters is proud of our team’s unwavering commitment to the conservation and protection of our precious natural resources at all levels of its operations.  Each year we strive to lower our carbon footprint and boost biodiversity with a keen awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship in today’s world. For nearly 20 years our […]

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