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2012-12-20 16:21:44

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Daily commuters may have noticed exciting activity happening near the San Dieguito River recently. Helicopters have been airlifting out wildfire-burned logs and other debris since September, capping a multi-year effort to restore the river back to health - complete with native vegetation and restored habitat for various wildlife species. Federal, state and local conservation agencies and partners have pooled their...

A Tree In The Sierra Nevada
2012-08-08 10:29:40

A coniferous view of the link between snowmelt and water supplies in the U.S. West The following is part two in a series on the National Science Foundation's Critical Zone Observatories (CZO). Part one describes the work of the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO. White fir, ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine. Sugar pine, incense cedar, red fir: These are conifers of the headwater ecosystems of California's Sierra Nevada. If trees could talk, what tales they might tell of the health of the...

2012-04-15 23:01:49

William Priore C.P.G, L.P.G announces the award of Construction Management Contract to Strategic Sediment Solutions LLC for multimillion dollar, 5 mile River Restoration project in Northern Indiana. Lynchburg, Ohio (PRWEB) April 14, 2012 William Priore C.P.G, L.P.G announces the award of Construction Management Contract to Strategic Sediment Solutions LLC for the multimillion dollar, 5 mile river Restoration and land protection project in Northern Indiana. “We are very pleased and...

2011-12-05 05:00:00

According to the Weed Science Society of America, weeds threaten the native vegetation growing along millions of miles of our nationâs waterways -- undermining the ability of these "riparian" areas to store and filter water and to prevent or moderate flooding. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) December 05, 2011 This year flooding has ravaged thousands of homes and businesses in communities across the U.S. And scientists say the prevalence of invasive weeds is one of the factors that may be...

2011-03-22 13:04:32

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping meet the water demands of a riparian desert region that is home to a national conservation area and a thriving military base. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) hydraulic engineer Dave Goodrich and hydrologist Russ Scott have been part of Arizona's Upper San Pedro Partnership (USPP)-a mix of 21 federal, state, and local groups managing the region's water-supply needs-since the association started in 1998. ARS is USDA's chief...

2011-03-03 12:23:14

Simply by eating the leaves of an invasive tree that soaks up river water, an Asian beetle may help to slow down water loss in the Southwestern United States. Two scientists from UC Santa Barbara, working with colleagues from the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, have published the first substantive data showing water savings that can result from using Asian beetles for the biological control of tamarisk, an invasive tree of western rivers. The study is now...

2010-07-26 13:00:00

ATLANTA, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the National Association of Counties and the Wildlife Habitat Council today announced that nine new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the Five Star Restoration Program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-03-22 14:33:18

Using repeat photography to enhance understanding of riparian areas Riparian areas, ecosystems caught between the land and the stream, are subject to spatial and temporal variability. Effectively managing and protecting riparian areas as well as other ecosystems require understanding these concepts. Fortunately, scientists are investigating new approaches in experiential learning, or learning from direct experiences. One of those approaches is photography. By taking photographs of a specific...

2009-08-19 09:55:24

The Wildlife Conservation Society says a monitoring system it uses to measure stream habitat has been adopted by a U.S. agency working to restore waterways. The conservation group said the technique, used in a study to rapidly measure stream habitat, has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service to assess streams across the United States. Society officials said their study, which looked at riparian areas in semi-arid eastern Oregon, examined...

2009-08-18 15:20:00

Natural Resource Conservation Service to use monitoring technique for stream assessmentsThe results of a Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study that rapidly measures stream habitat have been adopted by a government agency working with private landowners to restore waterways throughout the U.S.The results of the study, which assess the relationship between streamside vegetation and migratory songbirds, are being used by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource...