Fish Story?: RS improves migration of iconic shad fish into Piedmont

Published:Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sometimes the best works of mitigation bankers go unrecognized, but perhaps not forever.

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Small and bald: What a difference a decade makes!

Published:Monday, May 5, 2014

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RS has been in business since 1998 but our first mitigation bank, Bear Creek, was not planted until October, 2001.

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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.
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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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