Pacific Flyway and Riverine Predation

A NextGen Blog post by Johanna Mitra, Stony Brook University. All Photos © Alison M. Jones, unless otherwise noted. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. This NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts students’ essays; sponsors a forum for our student contributors; and invites upper-level…

Rivers, Estuaries and Oceans

By Alison M. Jones, NWNL Founding Director & Conservation Photographer. This post honors the UN celebration of World Oceans Day (June 8) and The Explorers Club World Oceans Week (June 5-9). All Photos © Alison M. Jones. NWNL focuses on freshwater availability, quality and usage. Oceans are also critical to the hydrologic cycle as rivers flow into oceans via estuaries…

Policy and Politics in the California Drought

A NWNL NextGen Blog by Ruby O’Connor, University College Dublin. Photos by Alison M. Jones. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. Our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts only student essays; sponsors a forum for its student contributors; and invites student proposals to write on watershed values,…

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…

Chasing Environmental Change

By Joannah Otis, for No Water No Life Joannah is a Georgetown University sophomore studying Environmental Studies, Art History and Psychology. A member of the university’s Environmental Club, she enjoys spending her free time in N.J.'s Raritan River Basin, a NWNL case study watershed.  Joannah is a NWNL Researcher for Fall 2017.  Below is Part II of…