2019 Final Selections

The 2019 Final Selections have been made!

See the full list below:

Project Title Synopsis
3 Crabs, 5 Salmon, 30 Partners Learn the story of the 3 crabs estuary restoration efforts in Sequim, Washington.
Bringing Back the Light Bringing Back the Light speaks to the methods, the practices and the importance of forest habitat restoration in British Columbia.Wyatt Visuals and Burke Electric Media beautifully illustrate the work Central Westcoast Forest Society does and highlights the values of wildlife habitat restoration. Funding for this film was provided by the Sitka Foundation.
Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge  in Restoring the Siuslaw River The history of the Siuslaw Watershed starts with the native people it is named for, the Siuslaw People. The stewardship of their river and surrounding lands by its earliest inhabitants cannot be overstated. In this video, Jesse Beers, Siuslaw Tribal Member and Cultural Stewardship Manager with the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI), addresses the ecological changes and impacts from the time of Tribal management beginning thousands of years ago to the more recent management of today.
Living With Wildfire: An Oregon Story 100 years of wildfire suppression has ironically created a more volatile forest landscape than ever. This short film thoughtfully explores the opportunities and challenges of living with wildfire.
Monitoring Mussels – From the UPRIVER Educational Series Follow a high school teacher and his students as they learn about freshwater mussels in their local river, and discover the concerning population trends that are being seen in these long lived animals.
Protecting Oregon Spotted Frogs in the Deschutes River Basin

Take a few minutes to learn more about one of the Northwest’s imperiled frog species, and how biologists and partners are working to protect its stronghold habitats in Oregon’s Deschutes River basin.

Produced in Partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, in Cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife.

Return of Whychus Creek Whychus Creek is coming back to life after a 9 phase piping project that has modernized Three Sisters Irrigation District and restored year-round flows in the iconic creek that runs through Sisters, Oregon.
Riverside Stories: Bill Brandau RiversEdge West captures the human spirit of riparian (riverside) restoration in their Riverside Stories series. Here we meet Bill Brandau; rancher, husband, and grandfather in Safford, Arizona. Bill understands that a healthy river is vital to sustaining his way of life in the arid Southwest and hopes to pass this knowledge down to his grandchildren.
Salmon Without Rivers The Skokomish River in Washington state has been so altered by the exploitation of natural resources that now the wild salmon become lost and have to cross roads to find home.
Superfund: Tailing History The history, origins and future of America’s largest Superfund Site, The Clark Fork River Montana Superfund Complex.
Water From the Mountain Discover one of the world’s most amazing water treatment (eco)systems. Follow the path of water from the rainforests of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest to the Coastal communities that rely on fresh water.