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  • Alaganik Angler Signs
    Five beautiful interpretive/angler access signs that tie in a NatureWatch theme. Signs are currently in place at Cordova, Alaska.

  • Underwater Viewing Case for Cameras
    This project won the NatureWatch Program "New Innovations" Award for 2003. 49 Pages, fully illustrated. [PDF: 1.16 mb]

  • Respect the River brochure

    The Respect the River program is connecting people to their riparian environment through education, restoration efforts to return watersheds and rivers to a healthy state, and engaging the public in the restoration process. [PDF: 618 kb]

  • Salmon at Tongass National Forest, Alaska
    How cool is this? Very cool! Twenty five pages outline the Tongass National Forest Salmon Cam. Technology sure has made a difference on how we view and understand wildlife and fish. The links are hot too, so just click away. Beautiful photos and illustrations abound. NatureWatch goes techy. [PDF: 787 kb]


Video / Media

  • Hydro the Movie
    Fieldwork in streams never sounded so cool!  Overview of stream research highlighting baseline monitoring, impairment survey and design, construction, and post project monitoring and evaluation.

    Water Life Episode 2:  Water and Wood
    FS Partner, Freshwaters Illustrated, video highlighting great efforts by the Forest Service to restore and improve the ecological values and functions of Oregon's Rivers.

  • Cherokee Snorkeling Program overview and logistics (PowerPoint) Cherokee National Forest Snorkeling Program is a “mask-on” experience for school kids to see the amazing biodiversity that flourishes in the clear waters of several streams flowing out of the Cherokee National Forest.
  • Latest articles on the Cherokee Snorkeling Program
  • Deeper Rivers:  A Freshwaters Illustrated-Forest Service film series on the living waters of National Forests:
    • The Last Dragons - Protecting Appalachia's Hellbenders
    • Bringing Back the Brooks - The Revival of the South's Trout
    • A Deeper Creek - Snorkeling the Watchable Waters of Appalachia
  • Jumpstarting Fish Habitat:  The Story of Still Creek (Mt. Hood National Forest)
  • Forest Service video highlighting restoration efforts at Still Creek on Mt. Hood National Forest - Aquatic Organism Passage Restoration
    Forest Service video in California about removing the barriers that prevent fish and other aquatic species from moving up and down stream corridors. The video focuses on replacing culverts and building bridges, which can restore hundreds of miles of habitat.
  • Forest Service Restoration Site:  Aquatic Organism Passage
  • FS Aquatic Organism Passage Fish Xing (“Crossing”) Software and Learning Systems for Fish Passage Through Culverts
  • Frog Calls - Frog calls and documentary video clips of scientists discussing frog issues, including declining amphibians and malformed frogs.
  • Cave Biota
  • Riffle Fish - Riffle Fish is an evolving webumentary about the plants and animals that live in the riffles of rivers and streams. The on-line documentary will include new clips about the insects, mollusks, fish and amphibians that make up the riffle community. The site will also provide interviews about the science of riffle ecology and the conservation efforts to preserve their biodiversity.
  • Watershed Condition Framework (soon...)


Freshwaters IllustratedFreshwaters Illustrated produces amazing videos and photos highlighting aquatic biodiversity and the importance of protecting watersheds across the nation.  Check out the upcoming Deeper Rivers film series with the Forest Service, focusing on Hellbenders, Brook Trout, and Snorkeling in the beautiful, clear waters of Appalachia, plus Willamette Futures. about the conservation efforts for the Willamette River in the northwest U.S.

  • Willamette Futures is a collection of stories and a feature film about the challenge of restoring the ecological value of Oregon's big river, the people who are rising to that challenge, and the growing community discussing the future desired for the Willamette River and its tributaries.”

State FishingThe Wildlife Forever STATE-FISH ART Contest was inspired by a bright fifth-grader from Minnesota named Kate Di Leo and her father Sal in March of 1997. While doing a research project on Minnesota's State-Fish, they discovered that very little information existed on all the different State-Fish in the U.S. They decided an event should be created that educated kids, teachers, and parents on aquatics resources, conservation, and each state's State-Fish. The Wildlife Forever STATE-FISH ART Contest was born ... and the rest is history!

take me fishingTake Me Fishing is the key destination for individuals to learn, plan, and equip for a day on the water. Whether it's planning a trip, exploring their dream boat, buying a fishing license or checking out the latest equipment, is the most comprehensive boating and fishing website available nationwide.

discovery worldShedd Aquarium in Chicago connects people to the living world with immersive learning experiences, teacher resources and professional development badges, and 32,500 animals to visit!

Project Wet LogoWorldwide Water Education. Educate. Empower. Act. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.

Project Wild Water in all its forms is one of the most dramatic of today's arenas in which informed, responsible, and constructive actions are needed. Aquatic WILD uses the simple, successful format of Project WILD activities and professional training workshops but with an emphasis on aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecology.

Discovery World in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Forest Service have a partnership in water resources education.  Reaching out to Milwaukee Public Schools, Discovery World and the Forest Service mentor students in fish sampling at the Chequamegon-Nicolet and Ottawa National Forest.

Riverworks Discovery is part of the National Mississippi River Museum: a partnership effort with the Forest Service that journeys through the important roles played throughout the Mississippi River watershed. Riverworks Discovery has a traveling exhibit!