Protecting Nebraska Sandhills

Written by Sarah Sortum Edits by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Sarah Sortum, unless otherwise noted Sarah (Switzer) Sortum is a rancher and eco-tourism provider in the Nebraska Sandhills where she is fulfilling her childhood dream of living on the family ranch. She is a Nebraska Tourism Commissioner; founding member of the Great … Continue reading Protecting Nebraska Sandhills

WATER/WAYS in US Small Towns

All photos © Alison M. Jones NWNL is proud to have its imagery included in the Smithsonian’s WATER/WAYS Exhibit traveling across the US as part of their “Museum on Main Street” program. From now until Feb 2020, WATER/WAYS will be shown in small towns that face water availability, quality and usage challenges. Smithsonian believes photography … Continue reading WATER/WAYS in US Small Towns

The Clean Water Act: Analysis

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern Edited by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director All photos © Alison M. Jones Isabelle Bienen is at Northwestern University studying Social and Environmental Policy and Legal Studies. As a NWNL summer intern, she wrote 5 blogs on the 1972 US Clean Water Act [CWA] and its role in NWNL’s 3 US … Continue reading The Clean Water Act: Analysis

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

Wild and Scenic Rivers: The St. Croix River

All photos © Alison M. Jones The St. Croix River runs through Wisconsin and Minnesota as a valuable upstream tributary to the Mississippi River, one of NWNL’s 6 case-study watersheds. In 1968, the St. Croix River was among the first 8 rivers added to the new Wild and Scenic River System, making this a 50-year anniversary … Continue reading Wild and Scenic Rivers: The St. Croix River

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

The Clean Water Act Addresses Health Issues

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 & Environmental Policy and Culture & Legal Studies. This is the 3rd of 5 blogs Isabelle wrote as a NWNL Summer Intern on the U.S. Clean … Continue reading The Clean Water Act Addresses Health Issues