Hatcheries: Helpful or Harmful?

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison Jones, NWNL Director) NWNL research intern Bianca T. Esposito is a senior at Syracuse University studying Biology and minoring in Economics. Her research focuses primarily on how watershed degradation affects biodiversity. Figure 1. Salmon utilizing a manmade fish ladder to bypass a dam in their quest for migration. … Continue reading Hatcheries: Helpful or Harmful?

World Wetlands Day 2018

World Wetlands Day - February 2, 2018 blog by Sarah Kearns, NWNL Project Manager Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa What are "wetlands"? Synonyms: Marsh, fen, bog, pothole, mire, swamp, bottomlands, pond, wet meadows, muskeg, slough, floodplains, river overflow, mudflats, saltmarsh, sea grass beds, estuaries, and mangroves. Development on edge of Columbia Wetlands, British Columbia Worldwide, wetlands … Continue reading World Wetlands Day 2018

Canadian Tourism vs Water Quality & Biodiversity in Upper Columbia River Basin

NWNL applauds Patagonia for publicizing the East Kootenay threat of a proposed major ski resort that has concerned folks world-wide for decades. This film is a visually enthralling treat that portrays the beauty of the Upper Columbia River Basin mountain ranges and the reasons to KEEP JUMBO VALLEY WILD. To supplement the story told by … Continue reading Canadian Tourism vs Water Quality & Biodiversity in Upper Columbia River Basin

Raise public awareness of the values and benefits of our wetlands!

Check out more NWNL photos "Wetlands of the World" - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Today is the International Day of Action for Rivers!

NWNL strives to raise awareness EVERY DAY of the vulnerability of our freshwater resources since the planet has a finite supply for an ever-increasingly thirsty and growing global population. But today is special --  as explained by International Rivers, a NWNL partner in awareness-raising: "Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices … Continue reading Today is the International Day of Action for Rivers!

the river as reminder…

Flowing rivers always remind me to keep things moving. The speed and force aren't as important as to just keep moving ahead. ~George Winston, American Pianist