Ski Level to Sea Level: Understanding environmental issues in our watersheds
Politics and Public Participation in the Nisqually Watershed
Sept 13-15, 2013
This course will focus on the establishment of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and the effects of dams and agricultural practices on the Nisqually River salmon habitat.
Friday 13 meet in Trimble Hall
- 5 p.m. Course introduction- ‘River and Tides’ video
- 6-7 p.m. Helen Engle presentation
- 7-7:30 p.m. Professor Sherman presents course topics
- 7:30 a.m. depart campus
- Cross-Base highway
- 2 p.m. Alder Dam from top
- This portion of the day is still being determined.
- Option A: Eatonville town center rain gardens and low impact development and Ohop Creek restoration walk
- Option B: River Float with Chinook Expeditions (would entail 6 hours out on the river)
- 8 a.m. depart campus
- 9-9:30 a.m. Ranger Welcome- Michael Schramm
- 9:30-9:45 a.m. break
- 9:45-11 a.m. Don Perry, Outreach and Ed coordinator for Nis. Tribe, and Georgiana Kautz, Resource Manager.
- 351 view topographic map
- Noon - 2 p.m. walk refuge
Final Class Meeting- Thursday, September 26 from 5-6 p.m. Registered students will submit papers and debrief. Community members are welcome to join us.
Nov. 2- Elwha Film screening on campus (details to follow)
Laws and Land Use Designations in the Puyallup Watershed
September 27-29, 2013
This course will focus on forest practices, urban and suburban growth management and estuary restoration in an urban and industrialized setting.
Friday 27 in Trimble Hall
- 5 p.m. meet at van
- 5-6:30 p.m. Jeffrey Thomas, Puyallup Tribe, Tacoma's streams tour
- 6:30-8 p.m. Professor Sherman presents course topics
- 7:30 am. depart campus (1hr 15 min travel time)
- 9 a.m. Doug McClelland, from DNR, talk on Hancock pull-off
- Sunrise walk
- Greenwater logjam on forest road 74- salmon spawning
- Mud Mountain Dam- water rights
- Sky Island Drive in Bonney Lake (tentative depending on time)
- 9:15 a.m. meet
- 9:30-9:45 a.m. arrive at CHB
- 9:45-11 a.m. CHB boat ride: Tarin Todd and Marv Coleman, Dept of Ecology
- 11 a.m.-Noon Leslie Ann – Watershed perspective
- Noon-12:30 p.m. lunch at Foss Seaport
- 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jordan Rash, Forterra (pending-- his schedule)
Final Class Meeting- Thursday, October 10 from 5-6 p.m. Registered students will submit papers and debrief. Community members are welcome to join us.
November 2 Elwha Film screening on campus (details to follow)
Please contact Katharine Appleyard: 253 879 3716 or firstname.lastname@example.org