Rivers

Western Rivers at Risk

Water–or the lack of it–defines the American West. One commonly used marker that you’ve crossed into the western part of the country is the 100th Meridian, which bisects the Great …

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 …

brook trout

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

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

NWF Book Club: A River Lost

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

Forty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was in flames and Lake Erie was a biological wasteland. Many of the nation’s rivers were little more than open sewers.  On October 18, …

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 …

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