Wild and Scenic River: Niobrara River

All photos © Alison M. Jones On May 24, 1991, sections of Nebraska’s Niobrara River were added to the Wild and Scenic River System. A total of 104 miles of the Niobrara River are designated under the Wild and Scenic River System. 76 miles are designated as Scenic, and 28 miles are Recreational. The designated sections … Continue reading Wild and Scenic River: Niobrara River

The Clean Water Act: Its Beginnings in the Columbia and Raritan Rivers

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones unless otherwise noted Isabelle Bienen is Northwestern University junior studying Social and Environmental Policy & Culture and Legal Studies. As NWNL Summer Intern, she wrote a 5-blog series on the history, purpose and current status of the … Continue reading The Clean Water Act: Its Beginnings in the Columbia and Raritan Rivers

SPECIES INVASIONS: Water Hyacinth and Zebra Mussels

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) Bianca T. Esposito is a Syracuse University senior studying Biology and Economics. Her summer research for NWNL was on biodiversity and water resources. Her past NWNL blogs are:  Wild v Hatchery Salmon; Buffalo & Bison; Papyrus & Phragmites; & Deer & Elephants. INTRODUCTION Invasive … Continue reading SPECIES INVASIONS: Water Hyacinth and Zebra Mussels

In Puerto Rico: Water Recovery Depends on Forest Recovery

by Marielena Alcaraz Edited by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director Our guest blogger, Marielena Alcaraz, born and raised in Puerto Rico, experienced  2017’s Category 4 Hurricane Maria and its aftermath firsthand. Currently, she is obtaining a Master of Science degree at Columbia University in Sustainability Management. Her future plans are to work in environmental protection and social … Continue reading In Puerto Rico: Water Recovery Depends on Forest Recovery

The Clean Water Act: Its Beginnings in the Mississippi River

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) Isabelle Bienen is a junior at Northwestern University studying Social Policy with minors in Environmental Policy & Culture and Legal Studies. The focus of her NWNL research and blog series this summer is on the U.S. Clean Water Act: its history, purpose … Continue reading The Clean Water Act: Its Beginnings in the Mississippi River

The Evolution of NWNL

by Alison M. Jones, Director of NWNL My photographic career began in 1985 on my first visit to Africa. After years of photographing landscapes, wildlife and cultures for magazines, exhibits and stock photography, I had the honor of helping start Kenya's Mara Conservancy.  From then on I focused on conservation photography, with NWNL as my signature … Continue reading The Evolution of NWNL

Surprisingly Similar: Deer and Elephant

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) NWNL research intern Bianca T. Esposito is a Syracuse University  senior studying Biology and Economics. Her summer research was on the nexus of biodiversity and water resources. She already has 3 NWNL blogs on African and N American watershed species:  Wild v … Continue reading Surprisingly Similar: Deer and Elephant