Riparian grazing workshops connect clean water and ranch profitability

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Two 2-day Washington State University Extension workshops in May will teach livestock producers how to connect clean water and ranch profitability. The workshops will teach producers how to accurately identify their risk of causing water quality problems and then link risks to specific strategies that are proven to protect riparian function, […]

Where Does All of That Rain Water Go?

TACOMA, Wash. — Where is all of the rain water of the past several weeks ending up, and more importantly to WSU Extension educator Curtis Hinman, how is it getting to its final destination? How development of once open, plant-covered spaces changes stormwater movement over and through the landscape is one of the greatest threats […]

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 […]

Forest Biologists to Meet in Pullman

PULLMAN, Wash. — About 125 scientists are expected to attend the 17th Annual North American Forest Biology Workshop here, July 1518. John Bassman, Washington State University natural resource scientist, said the program includes presentations on forest biology and physiology, including watershed, fire, insect, disease, salmon habitat and other issues. “This is the first time that […]

Satellite Program to Promote Watershed Protection

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Bringing together the diverse interests of local, federal and state governments, Indian tribes, environmentalists and the business community to work together on water quality and availability issues is the subject of a four-state satellite video program, “Living on the edge: Grassroots watershed planning in the Pacific Northwest.” “The federal Clean Water Act […]