Of Dynamite, Lead, Mercury, Storms and the Myths of Suction Dredging


By Bob Ferris   About a decade ago I watched a giant front-end loader pull a metal culvert  that was restricting fish passage out of a steelhead stream in Southern California.  It was fun to watch and gratifying because my organization at the time had a hand in making it happen, but I did not … Continue reading Of Dynamite, Lead, Mercury, Storms and the Myths of Suction Dredging

Of Wolf Experts and “Wolf Experts”


By Bob Ferris When I was in graduate school we learned an awful lot in our core areas of expertise.  But we also spent time talking about scientific ethics and acceptable practices.  Part of those discussions dealt with issues relating to research and publications such as why a certain person should be identified as a … Continue reading Of Wolf Experts and “Wolf Experts”