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Articles from August 29, 2014

Posted: August 28, 2014
Artist's rendering of restored river and wetlands.

Along the banks of Oregon's Willamette River, NOAA and our partners, including a habitat development company called Wildlands, have started building habitat for fish and wildlife, just a few miles downriver from Portland, Oregon.

Posted: August 29, 2014
Heavy equipment clearing a field along a body of water.

OR&R Assessment and Restoration Division's Alyce Fritz was invited to participate in the Department of Defense, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and State Tier 3 Meeting held at EPA Headquarter offices in Arlington, Virginia last week.

She discussed collaborative interagency efforts to promote restoration success stories at Defense sites which are also Superfund sites.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Lobsters and fish on a derelict trap on the ocean floor.

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, and result in losses to habitat, fisheries, and watermen who depend on these resources.

These losses are largely preventable, according to a new study released by the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Two mussel-covered boulders on the ocean edge.

On the morning of August 20, 2014, Dr. Rob Campbell, oceanographer with the Prince William Sound Science Center, visited Shelter Bay in Alaska's Prince William Sound and took the 25th year of photos at this Office of Response and Restoration long-term monitoring site in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Posted: August 29, 2014

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, the NOAA Marine Debris Program hosted its first Marine Debris Prevention Projects Webinar.

Ninety participants engaged in marine debris prevention from across the country joined the call to learn more about education and outreach projects funded through the program's Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach grants in FY 2013.

Posted: August 28, 2014
Officials standing next to a burned-out, derailed train.

Like many regions of the United States, the Pacific Northwest has seen a massive surge in transportation of crude oil by rail, as well as oil train accidents, in recent years. The Assessment and Restoration Division is using spatial analysis to illustrate the intersection of railroads and sensitive habitats and species.

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