Watershed Education

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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 September 12, 2012, Joe Bonnell interviewed Laura Shinn, Director of Planning in the Ohio State University's office of Physical Planning and Real Estate, about the removal of the lowhead dam near the 5th Avenue bridge on the Olentangy River in Columbus Ohio. The Ohio State University has been very involved in planning the restoration of the river after removal of the dam.

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This webinar was recorded as part of the 2010 Ohio Watershed Academy. Dr. Tomas Koontz is Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. Dr. Koontz summarizes recent research findings on the challenges and outcomes of collaborative approaches to watershed management.

 

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