Written by Michael McGuire Photos © Michael McGuire Edited by Alison M Jones Michael McGuire is a wildlife and nature photographer from Kenosha, Wisconsin. At Univ. of Vermont (Class of 2020), he studies Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Geography. At February's Las Vegas Summit for the North American Nature Photography Association, he joined its College … Continue reading Clark County Wetlands Park
Written by Mark River Photos © photographer/naturalist Keith Benoist Based in Clarksdale Mississippi, in the Yazoo Mississippi Delta, Mark River is chief guide and youth leader for the Quapaw Canoe Company, a valued partner of No Water No Life. Mark is also Southern Coordinator for the 1 Mississippi River Citizen Program which connects those who care about rivers with … Continue reading The Lower Mississippi’s Meanders
Written by Alison M Jones Photographs by Peggy Pierrepont and Alison M. Jones This blog stems from 2 months of photographs and commentary shared by Peggy Pierrepont. A former TV producer, Peggy has lived in Natchez MS for 24 years. Weather permitting, she paddles the Mississippi River and its backwaters daily, keenly observing its foibles. … Continue reading From Natchez: The Mississippi Is A-Rising
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
Every year, Earth Day is celebrated internationally on April 22. In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated across thousands of college campuses, primary & secondary schools and communities in the United States. Millions of people participated in demonstrations in favor of environmental reform. In 1990 Earth Day became an international event, that is now … Continue reading Happy Earth Day 2018!
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 - 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
Photos © Alison M. Jones. Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories charmed Victorian readers with tales such as how the leopard got his spots. In re-reading this childhood classic, I was struck with the idea of Kipling’s whimsy being a parable for climate change adaptation and coping techniques. So… Adaptation in the Mara River Basin paired with … Continue reading Just So We Can Survive, We Must Change….
From 2014 until the beginning of 2017 California suffered through a major drought. It was a hot topic in the news, and NWNL conducted five Spotlight Expeditions to document and bring attention to that drought and its significance. But what exactly is a drought? What causes droughts? What are the effects of droughts? What does … Continue reading Drought: A Photo Essay
By Alison Jones, NWNL Executive Director Fish ladder in a Columbia River Dam. Alison Jones/NWNL Mitigation against impacts on salmon populations by the Columbia/Snake River dams has been deemed insufficient. Thus, NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) has asked the US Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA and the Bureau of Reclamation to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for breaching, bypassing, … Continue reading Let Salmon Migrate Up the Snake River Again