Author: Bradley Dawson

Greenbacks Persistent

Eastern Colorado’s native trout, the Greenback Cutthroat, has been on the run for a while. Hemmed in by nonnative competitors and habitat loss, it was considered extinct by the 1930’s (Young et al. 2002)....

Compromise, in the Name of the Fish

I work for a transportation agency that is constantly building and updating bridges that span rivers; hence, we collaborate closely with the local office of the state’s fish and game agency. Legislation dictates that...

Public Plantings

In 2016, a catastrophic flood removed infrastructure and damaged habitat within several rivers along Colorado’s Front Range, including the popular coldwater St. Vrain River near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Following the...

The Rosgen Wars Revisited

It was the fall of 2018 and I was a graduate student in northern Minnesota. I was attending the first annual River Restoration Conference in a nearby town, and despite my relative youth in...

A Bill For Boundaries

Born and raised in the Great Lakes area, I have a poor grasp of how well people from other regions know the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) of northern Minnesota, and how well...

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