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Protecting Water for Wildlife

In the late summer, western rivers get “skinny”–depleted by longstanding diversions for irrigation and municipal demands, and exacerbated by changes in mountain snowpack and warmer temperatures due to climate change. …

Dirtying the Clean Water Act

The scene in the House Natural Resources Committee room was tense. The Subcommittee on Water and Power was holding a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Water Rule, …

Tweet for Clean Water

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to restore protections for many of our nation’s most vulnerable wetlands and streams, and the EPA wants to tell you about it and hear what you have …

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

By Beverly Payton  Chances are that if you were asked to name some animals that make up the wonderful diversity of wildlife in and around our streams and rivers, you …

The Hellbender Salamander – Our Most Bizarre National Treasure

Hats Off to a Stalwart Champion for America’s Streams

We OTTER Protect Clean Water

Time to Protect Our Streams and Wetlands

A new water study released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that 55 percent of our nation’s waterways are in poor condition for aquatic species. The report stated that …

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, …

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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