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Headwaters of the Little Blackwater River. Flickr photo by Ken Sturm/USFWS.

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, …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tim Wolcott.

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 …

A may fly. Photo by Dave Funk, courtesy Stroud Research Center.

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 …

Hellbender salamander photo by Flickr user KErry Wixted.

The Hellbender Salamander – Our Most Bizarre National Treasure

The hellbender is an animal of contradictions. It has lungs, but is not an air breather. Young hellbenders are fish food, but adults swallow fish whole. Sometimes hellbenders eat other …

MoyerTestifies

Hats Off to a Stalwart Champion for America’s Streams

A family of five curious River Otters in Lime Kiln State Park on Washington's San Juan Island. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler Davis.

We OTTER Protect Clean Water

A small cascade near The Basin, along the Pemigewasset River in Franconia Notch State Park. Photo by Avelino Maestas.

Time to Protect Our Streams and Wetlands

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 …

My Daughter, Cidney, with her first fish

Montana Sushi Girl: My Fish Tale

The first time I took my daughter camping we went to Rock Creek, a blue ribbon trout stream just 30 minutes east of Missoula, Montana. My father took me there …

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