Tara Lohan

Tara Lohan is managing editor of Water Deeply. She tweets from @taralohan and lives in San Francisco. You can reach her at tara@newsdeeply.org

Klamath Countdown: Researchers Hustle Before Largest Dam-Removal Project Begins

By the end of 2024 the Lower Klamath River will run free for the first time in a century, enabling fish like salmon and steelhead to reclaim 400 miles of river habitat in California and Oregon.

February 14, 2023

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Rekindling the Practice of Cultural Burning: An Act of Climate Hope

After more than 100 years of suppressing the West’s fires, land managers and government agencies are finally warming to the idea that fire can be beneficial — and necessary — for many landscapes.

January 24, 2023

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How We Got Here: Ecological Restoration’s Surprising History

There’s so much money being put toward ecological restoration around the world and the United Nations recently declared this to be the decade of ecosystem restoration. So it’s a really important moment to be thinking about how to better align the goals of ecological restoration with the goals of social justice.

December 22, 2022


The Earth Has a Microbiome — And It Needs Help

The end goal of this work is for belowground ecosystems to receive the same attention as the ones aboveground, so we know how to appropriately restore them and protect them.

December 19, 2022

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Learning to Love — and Protect — Burned Trees

Getting the public, legislators and agency staff to see the benefit of a burned forest isn’t easy, because wildfires — pardon the pun — are a heated issue.

December 12, 2022

Europe’s Surprising Record of Dam Removals

The combination of research, policy reports, political pressure and movement-building have kickstarted a river restoration effort that shows no signs of slowing down — and could be a model for other regions.

December 1, 2022

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