Rivers

The Best Dam Water Engineers

Beavers may be our most important partner in protecting and restoring western streams and watersheds. By building temporary dams on small streams, beavers slow down rainwater runoff and snowmelt. This …

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Fish Grow on Trees

My “ah-ha!” moment happened at a presentation I attended a few years ago. A slide on the screen showed two rows of fish: on the left, smaller fish from a …

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final amended rule to protect waters from coal power plants’ discharges. These plants contribute about thirty percent of all toxic pollutants discharged to surface waters. NWF applauds the EPA’s …

Saving the Delaware River Basin

Can you see yourself relaxing in the Chesapeake Bay or a river on a hot summer’s day: the way the water gently nudges your feet and toes while you’re lounging …

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

NWF Book Club: A River Lost

Thank You, Clean Water Act, for Our Fishable Waters!

The Clean Water Act: Up Close and Personal

There’s an adage about the sport of fishing that suggests a person can pursue this national pastime for an entire lifetime and never come to the realization that catching fish has …

Fishing the Nottoway: A Clean Water Blessing

This is a guest post by Jeff Turner, Blackwater/Nottoway Riverkeeper My Dad and I were fishing the Nottoway River in Virginia a few years ago, a river I grew up on …

Hunters and Anglers Favor Restoring Clean Water Act Protections for Wetlands and Streams

This is a guest post by G. Richard Mode from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Just last week a national poll of hunters and anglers reaffirmed what we all know: regardless …

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