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Watershed Academy~Job Pathways for Water and Climate Resilience

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  1. Mastering the skills and lessons of the Watershed Academy

    Getting on Board – the Paper Work: Emergency contact, Liability and Media Release, Contact Info and Coordinating Schedule
    5 Quizzes
  2. Creating and Keeping a Safe and Productive Work Environment
    2 Topics
  3. Keeping a timelog
  4. Who is a Water Protector
  5. Pathways, Principles and Premises of Becoming a Water Protector
    Job Pathways in Environmental Science and Protection
  6. Keeping a Journal with Field Notes
  7. Tracking your Journey
    What I need to take notes on+ journal prompts
  8. Scavenger Hunt
  9. How have people traditionally used the watershed and protected community values in a changing world?
  10. Combining Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Contemporary Science for Improved Community and Water Security
    How has land use in the past compare to how it’s being used now in the watershed?
  11. Protecting Community Values in a Changing World
  12. What is a Watershed?
  13. What are the basic elements of understanding and assessing a watershed?
    Geology & soil conditions in the watershed
  14. Observe and Assess- Reading the Landscape
  15. Best Practices for Improving Watershed Management
  16. Watershed & Ecological Restoration Practices
    Restoring streams
  17. Erosion Control
  18. Vegetation and Aquatic Ecology in the Watershed
  19. Why it’s important to share what we find
  20. Telling the Story of Your Watershed Academy Experience
    How to create a community presentation on what I learned
  21. How to Interview an Elder
  22. Learning From the Past
    Resources and Interview Prompts
  23. Community organizing for improved watershed health
  24. Become a Leader
    How to build a strong team
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Restoring Streams Quiz

November 3, 2023

What are the seven signs of a healthy stream?

A healthy stream has structural vegetation  diversity, lower bank stability, plant diversity, a (plant) canopy, the appearance of certain insects, good water quality, and a vegetation buffer!

What is a pool?

Pools are deeper sections of the stream  that provide still water.

What is a riffle?

Riffles are shallow parts of streams with turbulent water.

Which are the two main ways streams are restored?

By restoring stream beds and by restoring natural plant life.

Can insects determine the health of a stream? If so, how do they?

Yes, they do! The appearance or sensitive insects show that the stream is healthy as they indicate the stream is in good health!

How  does restoring natural plant life help restore streams?

Planting these native plants help restore the stream by bringing structural plant diversity, a canopy, plant diversity, and a vegetation buffer!

How does restring steam banks with rocks, locks, and plants help restore streams?

It helps slow down stormwater flow (thus preventing erosion).