Ski Level to Sea Level

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.

Tentative Itinerary:

Friday 13th meet in Trimble Hall 

  • 5:00 Course introduction- ‘River and Tides’ video
  • 6:00-7:00 Helen Engle presentation
  • 7:00-7:30 Professor Sherman presents course topics

Saturday 14th

  • 7:30 depart campus
  • Cross-Base highway
  • Paradise
  • 2:00 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)

Sunday- 15th

  • 8:00 depart campus
  • 9:00-9:30 Ranger Welcome- Michael Schramm
  • 9:30-9:45 break
  • 9:45-11:00 Don Perry, Outreach and Ed coordinator for Nis. Tribe, and Georgiana Kautz, Resource Manager. 
  • 351 view topographic map
  • 12:00- 2:00 walk refuge

Final Class Meeting- Thursday, September 26 from 5:00-6:00.  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.

Tentative Itinerary:

Friday- 27th in Trimble Hall

  • 5:00 meet at van
  • 5:00-6:30 Jeffrey Thomas, Puyallup Tribe, Tacoma's streams tour
  • 6:30-8:00 Professor Sherman presents course topics

Saturday- 28th

  • 7:30 depart campus (1hr 15 min travel time)
  • 9:00 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)

Sunday- 29th

  • 9:15 meet
  • 9:30-9:45 arrive at CHB
  • 9:45-11:00 CHB boat ride: Tarin Todd and Marv Coleman, Dept of Ecology
  • 11:00-12:00 Leslie Ann – Watershed perspective
  • 12:00-12:30 lunch at Foss Seaport
  • 12:30-1:30 Jordan Rash, Forterra (pending-- his schedule)

Final Class Meeting- Thursday October 10th from5:00-6:00.  Registered students will submit papers and debrief.  Community members are welcome to join us.

November 2nd- Elwha Film screening on campus (details to follow)

 

Please contact Katharine Appleyard: 253 879 3716 or kappleyard@pugetsound.edu