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Official Status of BP Settlement Means Conservation Can Finally Roll On

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A few signatures kick off the next phase of oil spill recovery that could revive long-term habitat health in the Gulf BP and a federal judge have finally made it official—the historic settlement between the states, the federal government, and BP has been signed. Now, the Gulf of Mexico’s fish, wildlife, and habitat—not to mention […]

Compassion: A Surprising Ingredient in the Recipe for Cool, Clean Water

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Our Oregon field rep hangs up her waders for a high-profile public-speaking opportunity in D.C., where she discovers a spirit of hope for water solutions Last year, Oregon experienced the worst drought on record, with many adverse effects on our rivers and fish. I saw firsthand the results of drought and dam regulations in my […]

Louisiana Biologists Are Tracking Potential Monsters in the Depths of Lake Pontchartrain

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How telemetry tag data could improve the odds of redfish and trout reaching trophy size  Ashley Ferguson may not be a fish surgeon, but she’s become pretty handy with a scalpel and sutures over the last four years. Ferguson is one of a half-dozen fisheries biologists with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries who […]

BTT Needs Your Help to Identify Juvenile Tarpon Habitats

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Calling All Juvenile Tarpon Anglers! We need your help to identify juvenile tarpon habitats in your area.  BTT has begun mapping juvenile tarpon habitat to 1) determine the habitat characteristics that are best for juvenile tarpon and 2) protect healthy habitats and identify other areas for habitat restoration.  BTT has already been involved with three […]

Another Vote, Another Veto: Congress Moves to Derail Protection for Smaller Streams and Wetlands (Again)

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The latest attempt to strike down the Clean Water Rule would prevent protection of headwater streams and wetlands This week, the U.S. House of Representatives took advantage of a rarely-used legislative process known as the Congressional Review Act to attempt to kill the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water Rule, which clarifies Clean […]