Trout Headwaters Completes Its First 20 Years

With a broad smile and heartfelt thanks I am penning this post between industry and client meetings in Oregon.  Trout Headwaters, Inc. (THI) turned 20 last week (that’s like 140 in 21st century business years) and has now provided vital and high-quality ecological restoration products and services on more than…

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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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My Top Ten Water Wishes 2016

Water news continued to receive top billing throughout the past year. Severe drought and flooding, exacerbated by a changing climate, again fronted U.S. headlines in 2015. My Top Water Wishes for the New Year include a quick look back at some of the important water stories that streamed from our offices this…

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Doing Well by Doing Good

Doing well by doing good has long been the focus for Trout Headwaters, Inc. Nowhere is this more true than in its approach to the environment.  Revegetation, reforestation, and wetland restoration projects have allowed THI to capture nearly 10 times the carbon it has emitted by its operations according to calculations. THI converted its buildings…

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Mitigation Rule Retrospective

The Institute for Water Resources (IWR) recently released a review of the 2008 regulations governing compensatory mitigation for losses to aquatic resources. While the report is limited to the administrative and procedural aspects for implementation of the mitigation rule, the news is generally good.  Among other things, according to the…

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Climate Change Urgency… For the Last 20 Years

The Nov. 30, 2015 New York Times headline “Citing Urgency, World Leaders Converge on France for Climate Talks” topped an article that said “One of the largest gatherings of world leaders in history began a multinational effort Monday toward forging what many called the planet’s last, best hope to stave…

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