North Carolina, Neuse River Basin Dam Removal Paying Dividends for Anadromous Fish

Published:Friday, April 11, 2014

Anadromous fish are those, such as shad, that return to freshwater to spawn after spending part of their lives in the ocean.

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Dept of Interior to shift away from ‘project-by-project’ management

Published:Friday, April 11, 2014

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has unveiled the outlines of a new landscape-level mitigation strategy across millions of acres of federal land that she said is designed to take the department’s agencies away from narrowly focused project-by-project assessments.

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Conservation Groups Challenge Limited Protections for Lesser Prairie Chicken

Published:Friday, April 11, 2014

Three conservation groups - Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and WildEarth Guardians – have filed a legal challenge to force full protection of the lesser prairie chicken under the Endangered Species Act.

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Drone’s View of Stream Restoration

Published:Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Watch as a drone follows a short section of a long stream restoration project on the Warren Ranch on the Katy Prairie west of Houston, Texas.  The Restoration Systems’ drone “pilot” is a passenger in a vehicle driving along the dirt road on the right, out of the frame.
Video Clip (30 secs)

 

An Oregon Wetland That Saved A Highway From Flooding

Published:Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Last summer, highway officials in Oregon teamed up with a local landowner to use a nearby wetland as a natural sponge for floodwater.

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We plant trees, thousands of them!

Published:Friday, March 28, 2014

Photos of recent tree planting in the buffer zone at Bass Mountain Stream and Nutrient Bank, North Carolina
http://www.restorationsystems.com/projects/bass-mountain/


Restoration of Warren Creek on the Katy Prairie, Texas

Published:Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A section of the Katy Prairie’s Warren Creek that has been restored and recently seeded; just one small part of 100,000 linear feet of stream restoration being performed by Restoration Systems for Texas DOT’s Houston Grand Parkway toll road currently under construction by the Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders.
SEE  http://tinyurl.com/ngrfceh AND http://www.grandparkway99.com/about-grand-parkway-99/about-developer

Sage Grouse Rebellion: Will listing of two small birds limit oil drilling in the West?

Published:Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Almost half the land west of the Mississippi belongs to the federal government, including 48% of California, 62% of Idaho and 81% of Nevada.

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Even in Armenia, Environmentalists take on Hydroelectric Schemes

Published:Thursday, February 27, 2014

Environmentalists in Armenia say a strategy of building multiple hydroelectric stations to harness the country’s rivers is storing up problems for the future.

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NC Governor Calls for Removing Coal Ash Ponds from Waterways

Published:Thursday, February 27, 2014

As national attention remains focused on North Carolina in wake of Duke Energy’s coal ash spill into the Dan River, North Carolina’s Governor has now called on Duke Energy and North Carolina officials to address the long-term problem of coal ash storage throughout the state in the only way that will stop ongoing pollution and remove the risk of more spills: move the ash. “We’re pleased to see that Governor McCrory has recognized that removing toxic coal ash from the banks of our rivers and drinking reservoirs – the long-term solution that is working today in South Carolina – is the also right solution for North Carolina and our region,” said Frank Holleman, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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