Use the menu items to the left to browse content by topic area. See below for links to archived podcasts and webinars on a variety of topics.
A conversation with Aaron Rourke, President of the Board of Trustees of Rivers Unlimited about leading collaborative processes and finding shared interests with unexpected partners to protect high quality river ecosystems.
Devin Schenk, Mitigation Program Manager for the Nature Conservancy, presents about TNC's new In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Program for streams and wetlands in Ohio. The Nature Conservancy is responsible for the oversight and implementation of mitigation projects. TNC seeks to partner with state and local agencies and non-profit organizations to find the projects that do the most good for the watershed. Click on the image below to access a full recording of the webinar presentation.
Charles Goss, PhD presents his dissertation research on the impacts of forest fragments on macroinvertebrates in headwater streams in agricultural watersheds. Dr. Goss received his PhD in Natural Resources in 2014 from the School of Environment and Natural Resources at OSU and at the time of this webinar recording was a post-doctoral researcher at OSU. In this webinar presentation, Charles shares his research findings, which demonstrate that headwater streams in agricultural areas can recover many ecological functions as they flow through forest patches.
Speaker: Merritt Frey, River Network
The Clean Water Act underlies much of the work we tackle in watershed planning. This session will provide a basic introduction to the core Act programs your work is likely to involve: water quality standards, Total Maximum Daily Loads, the 319 nonpoint source program, point source discharge permitting, and wetlands/stream alteration permitting. You'll leave this hour session with a better understanding of the goals and structure of the Act, an introduction to each of these five core programs, and information about where to learn more.
Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction: Impacts on water resources. An interview with Penn State Water Quality Specialist Bryan Swistock.