Summer 2019 – River Reading

Written by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Alison M Jones I wonder why there are more summer reading lists than winter reading lists? With more daylight hours in the summer to be enjoying the outdoors, I tend to read less in the summer. But, there are lovely "reading rooms" in the riverside shade of … Continue reading Summer 2019 – River Reading

NWNL’s Most Endangered Rivers 2019

Every April, American Rivers releases a list of the top ten most endangered rivers in the United States. America's Most Endangered Rivers Report is one of the best-known and longest-lived annual reports in the environmental movement. Grassroots river conservationists use the report each year to help save their local rivers by scoring policy successes that benefit these rivers … Continue reading NWNL’s Most Endangered Rivers 2019

Women as Saviors of the Serengeti

Written by Meyasi Mollel Edited by Alison M Jones Images © Alison M Jones (Unless otherwise noted) NWNL Director Alison Jones met Tanzania's Meyasi Meshilieck a year ago in Kenya, via NWNL's partner Serengeti Watch co-directors Boyd Norton and Dave Blanton. In her NWNL Interview with Meyasi, they discussed his views as a science educator in Tanzania … Continue reading Women as Saviors of the Serengeti

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

Evolution of the Clean Water Act

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 watersheds. … Continue reading Evolution of the Clean Water Act

Wild and Scenic Rivers: Three Columbia Tributaries

All photos © Alison M. Jones This week's blog in our series on Wild and Scenic Rivers focuses on the Crooked, Metolius and McKenzie Rivers - three Oregon tributaries to the Lower Columbia River. All three were added simultaneously to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System on Oct. 28, 1988. NWNL documented these tributaries in … Continue reading Wild and Scenic Rivers: Three Columbia Tributaries

SOIL AND WATER: BIOCHAR

By Alice LeBlanc for NWNL (Edited by Alison Jones, NWNL Director) This is the second blog in a NWNL series on how soil impacts water quality and availability.  Alice LeBlanc is an economist and independent consultant who lives in NYC.   For more than 25 years, she has worked in both corporate and NGO settings to promote … Continue reading SOIL AND WATER: BIOCHAR