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Eldorado National Forest Watershed Education Summit

In 1998, the Watershed Education Summit (WES) began as a collaboration between three high schools in two different districts and the Eldorado National Forest. Every September, students from Golden Sierra, El Dorado, Oak Ridge and Union Mine, and Pioneer High Schools travel to Union Valley Reservoir for the WES conference. Working with specialists and teachers, they spend four days collecting physical and biological data about the creeks. Creeks are monitored annually as part of this service learning conference. This year, the Summit expanded to include the South Fork of Long Canyon, a stream affected by the King Fire one year ago. New reaches were identified and data points established for this year and future years for continued monitoring of post-fire watershed conditions.

Project URL: None

Geographic Scope: Eldorado National Forest

Status: Active

Recruiting Volunteers:

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, Measurement, Observation,

Start Date: 2005

Project Contact: melissa.marquez@ca.usda.gov

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: El Dorado County Resource Conservation District; Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board; El Dorado Irrigation District; Cal Fire; State Water Resources Control Board; Trout Unlimited; El Dorado Union HSD; Black Oak Mine Unified School District

Project Topic: Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors,

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Individual learning, Conservation,