How Many Trees Does It Take to Protect a Stream?

Published:Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A strip of forest along a stream channel, also called a riparian forest buffer, has been proposed and used for decades as a best management practice to protect streams by filtering out contaminants from agriculture and other land uses before they can enter them.

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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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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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Marcellus drillers feel heat as EPA mulls expanded Clean Water Act oversight

Published:Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wetlands were early casualties of the Marcellus Shale boom. Beginning in 2007, oil and gas drillers in West Virginia built well pads, roads, compressor stations and pipelines through streams and wetlands at nearly 50 sites without Clean Water Act permits, according to a Greenwire review of U.S.

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NC House Committee on Wetland and Stream Mitigation to meet Feb. 27

Published:Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The House Committee on Wetland and Stream Mitigation (LRC)(2013) will meet at the following time:

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Overbank Flooding Event, Pancho Mitigation Bank

Published:Monday, February 10, 2014

Overbank sedimentation during flood events represents an important component of stream restoration success.

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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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Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center (CICA)

Published:Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thumbs up to one construction industry compliance advocacy group for what it is saying about mitigation banking!

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