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WSU Watershed Issues Videos Now Available

PULLMAN, Wash. — Grassroots watershed planning, writing grants to fund watershed projects and improving community involvement in watershed issues are featured in a three-video anthology now available through Washington State University Extension.

“Anthology of Watershed Issues 2002 – 2004” is a compilation of stakeholder responsive workshops produced over the past three years. The Pacific Northwest Water Quality Program sponsors the Watershed Issues Series, an annual workshop developed by stakeholder input. WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Information Department produces the videos.

“These videos capture the key points of watershed issues throughout the Pacific Northwest,” says Jan Seago, Water Resource Education program coordinator and workshop producer based at WSU’s Yakima County Extension Office. “They contain information that is critical to any local entity working on water quality projects ­ cities, counties, citizen groups, Extension and governmental agencies.”

“Living on the Edge, Grassroots Watershed Planning in the Pacific Northwest” chronicles the paths around barriers toward collaborative planning as experienced in three watersheds with diverse water users and needs. The second production, “Funding Watershed Restoration,” answers questions about funding opportunities and “smart” grant writing practices to help fund watershed initiatives. The third production answers questions about how to improve community involvement in watershed projects and protection.

All three videos feature case studies from Washington, Idaho and Oregon watersheds and highlight strategies and problem-solving methods used by stakeholder groups.

The anthology and other publications from WSU Bulletins can be ordered by calling (800) 723-1763 or online at http://pubs.wsu.edu.

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Editors:
More information about the anthology or WSU Extension’s work on watershed issues is available by contacting Jan Seago, Water Resource Education program coordinator, at (509) 574-1584 or seagoj@wsu.edu.