Ski Level to Sea Level: Understanding environmental issues in our watersheds

Ski Level to Sea Level

Understanding environmental issues in our watersheds

 

 

Politics and Public Participation in the Nisqually Watershed                               

 September 12-14 2014 

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 evening 5:00- 7:30: Course context and overview from Professor Dan Sherman and guest speaker Helen Engle, founding member of Tahoma Audubon.

Saturday 7:30- 4:00: Get out on the Nisqually River, soak up the scenery, and listen to guest speakers share history and current conditions of the river.

Sunday 9:00- 3:00: Walk through the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge.  

 *Community members and non-registered students may join for select portions of the weekend*

                                    

 

Laws and Land Use Designations in the Puyallup Watershed

September 19-21, 2014

This course will focus on forest practices, urban and suburban growth management and estuary restoration in an urban and industrialized setting.

Friday evening 5:00-7:30: Course context and overview from Professor Dan Sherman and guest speaker Jeffrey Thomas, Director of Timber, Fish and Wildlife for the Puyallup Tribe.

Saturday 7:30-4:00: Get out for a walk at Mount Rainier National Park.  We will also visit Mud Mountain Dam and the engineered logjam in Greenwater.

Sunday 9:00-2:00: Experience Commencement Bay by boat and visit the Foss Waterway Seaport. 

*Community members and non-registered students may join for select portions of the weekend*

 

  

These courses are open to the public with limited space available.  Call for more information and to reserve your space.

 

 

Katharine Appleyard: Sound Policy Institute at the University of Puget Sound 253.879.3716 kappleyard@pugetsound.edu