Watershed Education

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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On August 24, Joe Bonnell interviewed Dan Mecklenburg, Ecological Engineer with the ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources. Dan and his colleague Laura Fay recently released a technical report, titled A Functional Assessment of Stream Restoration in Ohio that details the results of their study evaluating the ecological integrity of over 50 stream restoration projects around the state. In this interview, Dan talks about the purpose of the study, their methods for assessing ecological integrity, and implications for future stream restoration projects.

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The presentation on this page is from October 19, 2011. There was a repeat presentation on December 6, 2011.

View December 6, 2011 presentation.

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