Tag: lakes

The Fish in the Ditch

Written by | August 1st, 2012

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Can a roadside ditch help conserve populations of fish? It may seem odd but those little channels may be vital in restoring northern pike populations.

Shocking Conservation: How Scientists Fish

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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Electrofishing is one of the best tools for fisheries biologists and conservationists studying anything fishy — the success of freshwater habitat restoration, migration routes, invasive species and more.

My Top 10 Water Songs: The Unheralded (and Mostly Texas) Edition

Written by | February 11th, 2010

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The search for the top 10 H2O-themed songs continues as Clay Carrington gives us his favorite watery tunes…most from Texas, some not. Have you heard any of these?

Putting Conservation Pieces Back Together: The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Written by | October 9th, 2009

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I saw an old map recently that showed that parts of the National Mall here in Washington were once a tidal marsh attached to the Potomac River. I like to imagine places as they were before people plowed them up, filled them in, built cities on them. That marsh must have been beautiful, with great […]

Conservation, Policy and (Deliberate) Blogging

Written by | January 14th, 2009

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In my role as director of U.S. Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy, I have been asked to blog on my perspective on national conservation policy issues. And so, with some anxiety, this is my first installment. I understand that the Internet and new media have become an important part of discussions about U.S. public […]

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