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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Stream Banks – an Essential Tool to achieve No Net Loss

Published:Wednesday, February 26, 2014

“Mitigation Banking” may be an difficult term but it’s proving to be an essential tool for improving and protecting wetlands, streams, and other aquatic resources impacted by development.

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Water Conservation: Florida Washed Out

Published:Thursday, February 20, 2014

With its many lakes, rivers, springs and wetlands, one would think Florida must be overflowing with freshwater — plenty for drinking, irrigation and enterprise. However, a coalition of three large regional water-management districts calculates that continuation of today’s practices will result in Central Florida running out of fresh water in 21 years.
TheLedger.com, 2/20/14
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Curbing Agricultural Runoff that Pollutes the Gulf of Mexico

Published:Thursday, February 20, 2014

From the Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2014
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NEW MADISON, Ohio— Kevin Hollinger planted radishes and oats last fall in his corn and soybean fields, but he isn’t planning to harvest them.

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Forestry Management in Riparian Buffers

Published:Friday, February 14, 2014

A Guide to Implementing Neuse River Basin and Tar-Pamlico River Basin Riparian Buffer Rules for Forest Management Activities was published by the NC Forest Service in July 2012 but worth re-reading or reading for the first time. The rules apply to perennial streams, intermittent streams, ponds, lakes, and estuaries located in either river basin. READ MORE at http://ncforestservice.gov/publications/Forestry%20Leaflets/WQ11.pdf

Stream Mitigation Benefits to Private Landowners

Published:Friday, February 14, 2014

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act authorizes the Secretary of the Army to issue permits for the discharge of dredged or fill material into streams, wetlands, and other waters.

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Bass Mountain Stream and Nutrient Bank under construction

Published:Friday, February 7, 2014

Five recent photos of construction on Bass Mountain Stream and Nutrient Bank.

Click on the link below for a map of the service area and a drone-taken video:
http://www.restorationsystems.com/projects/bass-mountain/

Drone’s Eye View

Published:Friday, February 7, 2014

Photo was taken from approximately 500 vertical feet above ground level looking North Northwest upstream along the Cache La Poudre River (Colorado) and down on the 3-Bell conservation easement.

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Southern Environmental Law Center – North Carolina Activity Update

Published:Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Southern Environmental Law Center is using the power of the law to champion North Carolina’s environment — from clean energy and healthy air, to rivers and wetlands, to the protection of special places from the Smokies to the Outer Banks.

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