Rivers

More Corn Ethanol, Less Water for Wildlife

It may be hard to imagine water scarcity, given that large swaths of the Midwest are still drying out after historic and catastrophic flooding, but recently released research points to …

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

Saving the Delaware River Basin

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

NWF Book Club: A River Lost

This Month’s Book: A River Lost “Your Power is Turning Our Darkness to Dawn…” We hope you’ve had time to check out “A River Lost: The Life and Death of …

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 …

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