Explains how stormwater management has expanded to include water quality and flood control in addition to traditional drainage objectives. Provides examples of commonly used stormwater management facilities and pollution prevention practices. Designed for use at public meetings, boards of public works, plan commissions, land use committees, etc. (1995) – DVD (9:00), PRINT MATERIALS.
UWEX Biotechnology Outreach Specialist Cathy Vrentas demonstrates and leads 4-H youth through an experiment in conjunction with the 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment. It shows how household items can be combined to create a biofuel, a source of energy which comes from recently harvested plant material. (2009) – DVD (10:00)
Provides detailed information on chain saw features, maintenance, saw chain sharpening, protective apparel and proper chain saw operation. The DVD format divides the topics into 5 chapters that can be easily accessed for shorter training sessions focused on a particular topic. Produced by STIHL, Inc. (2006) – DVD (63:00)
Covers personal protection, safety features to look for and how to operate a chain saw safely. Demonstrates starting, fueling, kickback, buddy system, limbing, pruning, preventive maintenance and personal protective equipment. Produced by Siegel. (1994) – VHS VIDEO (23:00)
Focuses on the basics of chainsaw operation, routine maintenance, and typical safety problems. Covers preparing a work plan, use of personal protective equipment, safe fueling, and safe handling of a saw. Essential for new operators and good reminder for experienced tree trimmers and woodcutters. (2012) – DVD (13:56).
Demonstrates chainsaw maintenance, proper use of protective equipment, and felling, limbing, and bucking techniques. Produced by FISTA. (1996) – VHS VIDEO (19:00)
Of all the tools found in the workplace and home, chainsaws rank as the most dangerous. Practical tips make this a good introduction to the basics of chainsaw safety for the new employee. It can also serve as a check for the self-taught user and a review for the old hand. Produced by Wumbus Corp. (1999) – DVD (13:00)
Focusing on Dane County, Wisconsin, demonstrates how communities and individuals can adopt practices that protect their local waters. Residents need to limit salt use in the winter and use phosphorous-free fertilizers. Others ideas include installing rain gardens or rain barrels with hoses or joining groups concerned with water quality. In areas with high population density and multiple lakes and streams, pavement run-off heats the water and picks up heavy metal, phosphorous, bacteria and other toxins that pollute local water bodies. (2007) – DVD (26:00)
Environmental Management Systems for Agriculture: Improving Your Environmental and Economic Bottom Line (#19036)
Designed to introduce people to the basic concepts and benefits of pursuing an Environmental Management System (EMS). Includes interviews with farmers who have undertaken an EMS, as well as commentary from policy-makers and producer representatives about the usefulness of this approach to managing environmental risk and improving farm operations. (2002) – DVD (12:00), AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (12p).
Horizontal banner promoting awareness of the Emerald Ash Borer and firewood quarantines. “You can keep the trees in Wisconsin’s yards, parks and forests healthy and beautiful. How? It’s simple. Don’t move firewood.” Measures 34” H x 83” W with metal grommets for hanging. (Also available as a vertical, free-standing display -#19106) (2011) – VINYL HORIZONTAL BANNER
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display in its own stand promoting awareness of the Emerald Ash Borer and firewood quarantines. “You can keep the trees in Wisconsin’s yards, parks and forests healthy and beautiful. How? It’s simple. Don’t move firewood.” Measures 87” H x 35” W in 10” D stand when fully extended. (Also available as a vinyl horizontal banner measuring 34″H x 83″ W – #19139) (2011) – SELF-CONTAINED DISPLAY WITH FOLDING SUPPORTING ROD.
Six part production providing information on rural gravel and dirt road maintenance. Set in federal forests, but the basic information is helpful for all rural low volume roads. Some segments are also available individually as indicated. Segments include: 1. Forest Roads and the Environment (18:00). – 2. Reading the Traveled Way (#18560) (16:00). – 3. Reading Beyond the Traveled Way (17:00). – 4. Smoothing and Reshaping the Traveled Way (#18561) (18:00). – 5. Maintaining the Ditch and Surface Cross Drains (16:00). – 6. Dangerous Travelers (26:00). (2006) – DVD (116:00 – total).
Focuses on the importance of the forested watershed of Lake Superior. The forest is crucial to the region’s economy and stability in the form of the logging and tourism industries. Discusses the role of UW-Extension in teaching youth the importance of their role in continued environmental stewardship of the forest. (2002) – DVD (11:00)
CYFERnet Webinar sponsored by Penn State’s Better Kid Care Program, focusing on indoor environmental health issues and how they affect young children. Explores the connections between children’s health and the indoor environments of child care facilities. Demonstrates practices that can assure the indoor environment where children spend their time is safe for them. (2010) – CD WITH POWERPOINT PRESENTATION & INSTRUCTOR MANUAL, “HELP YOURSELF TO A HEALTHY HOME: PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH (56p)
Focuses on the collection of the WI Geological and Natural History Survey which details the history of the earth in Wisconsin. The WGNHS “Library” is comprised of huge rocks to fist-sized samples, core samples, cuttings and mine maps. The program discusses the importance of the collection, the work of the scientists who query the collection and its value in helping to solve ground water problems and other geological issues. (2005) – DVD (13:00)
The cities, towns and villages of Jefferson County, Wisconsin are recognizing the need to deal effectively with hazardous waste materials. The county has identified 3 types of materials (hazardous waste & chemicals, electronics, unused medications) that can readily be recycled or disposed of. Each one is explained as well as where you can dispose of it and what happens to it after you do. (2012) – DVD (11:26).
Introduction to the values of shoreland areas for lakeshore owners. Visual images illustrate the importance of shorelands and the change that humans often bring to them. Travel from wild lakes to urban shores to better understand how our choices affect the lakes around us. (1998) – DVD (17:00), PROGRAM GUIDE
Gives woodland owners and loggers the tools to develop a forest management plan. Explains practices they should follow for optimal harvest and improved economic return. Focuses on the principles of sustainable management as related to northern hardwoods.. (1998) – DVD (16:00)
Learn how wellhead protection can protect the groundwater supply for your community and future generations. Using the experiences of Wisconsin communities, describes wellhead protection planning, its benefits, and the resources available to help your community take action. (2000) – VHS VIDEO (16:12).
Focuses on understanding what the condition of a forest road is and providing insights on how to proactively avoid costly repairs by properly addressing the road in its current condition. Looks at common problems of gravel and unimproved roads, including rutting, washboarding, potholes, destroyed road template, cracks, flour, loss of surfacing, excessive vegetation, water bypassing the surface cross drains, damaged or filled cattleguards, damage to bridges and fords. (Part 2 of Forest Roads and the Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828). (2002) – VHS VIDEO (16:00)
Explores the diverse activities along one of Wisconsin’s great natural resources. Portrays many aspects of the Wisconsin River, from its history, to its management for flood control and use by industries, to its use as a wildlife habitat and recreation area. (1986) – DVD (29:00)
Provides a detailed step-by-step process for smoothing and reshaping unsurfaced roads. Topics covered include crowned roads, insloped roads, outsloped roads and transition sections. Focuses on forest surface roads, but is appropriate for unsurfaced roads in other locations as well. (Part 4 of Forest Roads and the
Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828). (2002) – VHS VIDEO (18:00)
Examines twelve estuaries along Wisconsin’s northern coastline on Lake Superior. An individual knowledgeable about each estuary offers their perspective on what makes that particular estuary both important and unique. (2004) – DVD (47:00).
A city council member, fire chief, utility manager and landscape architect, discuss Marshfield WI’s journey to sustainability by reducing dependence on fossil fuels, chemicals and activities that harm life-sustaining eco-systems. (2011) – DVD (14:00).
Explains the basics of how to recycle your yard and kitchen waste through home composting. Describes how to use yard waste as mulch and explains the importance of leaving grass clippings on the lawn. (1997) – VHS VIDEO (20:00).
Focuses on aquatic invasive species (both plant and animal) that have moved into the lakes and streams of Northern Wisconsin. Each invasive organism has a specific, destructive effect on the eco-system. Concentrating on some of the most aggressive – Purple Loosestrife, Eurasian Water Milfoil, Zebra Mussels, Spiny Water Flea, Rusty Brown Crayfish and a variety of invasive fish species, explains how they have affected the waters of Northern Wisconsin and discusses what can be done to minimize their spread and infestation. (2005) – DVD (18:00).
Shelley Ryan & her guests focus on water management issues in your backyard. They look at a way to create a flower bed in nine inches of gravel that requires no water; learn about Prickly Pear Cactus as well as other cacti; how to conserve water while keeping a lawn healthy and finally, ways to prevent storm water runoff in our own driveways with water permeable concrete. (2011) – DVD (29:00).