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

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

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

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

Lake Erie: A Solution to Vulnerability

By Judy Shaw, with Wil Hemker and John Blakeman for NWNL (Edited by NWNL Director, Alison Jones) Judy Shaw, professional planner and NWNL Advisor, and Wil Hemker, entrepreneurial chemist, are partnering with John Blakeman to promote prairie nutrient-retention strips as a proven way to protect Lake Erie's water. They are encouraging schools and farmers in … Continue reading Lake Erie: A Solution to Vulnerability

World Conservation Day 2017

In honor of World Conservation Day, NWNL wants to share some of it's favorite photographs from over the years of each of our case-study watersheds. Trout Lake in the Columbia River Basin   Aerial view of the largest tributary of the Lower Omo River   Canoeing on the Mississippi River   Fisherman with his canoe … Continue reading World Conservation Day 2017