July 2018, Athens Banner-Herald
Workers with an elite federal team are removing most of a century-old dam across the Middle Oconee River in Georgia.
The University of Georgia-owned White Dam is just above the confluence of the Middle and North Oconee Rivers. It is managed by UGA's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
The work is being carried out by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Aquatic Habitat Restoration Team, which specializes in removing small dams and replacing culverts to improve life for creatures in rivers.
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Posted by Steve Midway, July 9, 2018.
One might say that the past is dead and gone—but that notion doesn’t fly on the Vermejo Park Ranch, near Raton, New Mexico.
Managers of this private land seek to restore long reaches of mountain streams for the benefit of native Rio Grande cutthroat trout—not to mention the guided anglers who seek to catch the rare fish.
Crucial to the endeavor is a private-public partnership fostered through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). Ranch employee Lief Ahlm has been involved with native fish conservation for decades, and his interest in this present project comes only natural.
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