streams

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 …

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!)

The Hellbender Salamander – Our Most Bizarre National Treasure

Hats Off to a Stalwart Champion for America’s Streams

We OTTER Protect Clean Water

Looking beyond the hackneyed pun, the statement is as true as it ever was: we need to protect our waters in the United States. This includes all waters, particularly critical headwater …

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, …

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