Glaciers – Butterflies – Change

All photos © Alison M. Jones Rivers are like sentences. They run on. There is an order, but it can be re-arranged.  They are often punctuated by geologic elements and activity. However gingerly an island arc docks against a continent, it is not a gentle process. Rocks fold, melt and metamorphose. Mountains rise. A new … Continue reading Glaciers – Butterflies – Change

Concerns Calmed by People & Nature

Written by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director All images © Alison M. Jones. A tree being gnawed  by beavers in NJ's Upper Raritan River wetlands On New Year's Day, I was photographing streamside construction in New Jersey’s Upper Raritan Basin. I've been told the orange fencing and new gravel banks are for widening a bridge over … Continue reading Concerns Calmed by People & Nature

BIRD POPULATIONS & WATERSHEDS

Text and Photos by Alison M. Jones:  NWNL Director and Lead Photographer Research by Elise I. Boeger:  Member of The Explorers Club, avid birder in NYC’s Central Park, part of Audubon Christmas Bird Count for 25+ years   Everywhere we look, especially if we crane our necks upwards, birds of all colors and sizes surround us! … Continue reading BIRD POPULATIONS & WATERSHEDS

A Watershed Thankful List

All photos © Alison M. Jones For 12 years, NWNL has documented six case-studies in North America and Eastern Africa – as well as a Spotlight on the ongoing 7-year California Drought. Thus, this week we want to share our appreciation of nature’s miracles and human stewardship in these special watersheds! NWNL says THANK YOU for … Continue reading A Watershed Thankful List

Wild and Scenic River: Merced River

Sections of California's Merced River were added to the Wild and Scenic River System at two separate times, November 2, 1987 and October 23, 1992. The designated sections include  the Red Peak Fork, Merced Peak Fork, Triple Peak Fork, and Lyle Fork, from their sources in Yosemite National Park to Lake McClure; and the South Fork from … Continue reading Wild and Scenic River: Merced River

50 Years of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

Written by NWNL Project Manager, Sarah Kearns with Research by Jenna Petrone “An unspoiled river is a very rare thing in this Nation today. Their flow and vitality have been harnessed by dams and too often they have been turned into open sewers by communities and by industries. It makes us all very fearful that … Continue reading 50 Years of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

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