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Going to Extremes

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The Stroud Center is engaged in research aimed at creating and testing new land-management practices to address issues raised by increased weather extremes.

Most-Used Pesticides Pose Unknown Threat to Waterways, Subject of New Study

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Approximately 95 percent of a neonicotinoid application washes into soil, streams, lakes, and elsewhere into the surrounding environment.

Still from full length version of Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water

The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (Full Length)

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Watch this full-length version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

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Stories From the Streams: Saving Soil, Saving Streams

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Learn how farmers and scientists can work together to maintain the health of soil and streams. Episode 2 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12.

Still photo from the soil health film trailer

The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (Trailer)

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Watch this three-minute trailer of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

Screen shot of soil health video, 7-minute version

The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (7 Minutes)

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Watch this seven-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

Screen shot of 16-minute soil health video

The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (16 Minutes)

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Watch this 16-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

Joseph George on the Nisqually Glacier

Meet Joseph George: New Fluvial Geomorphology Research Technician

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He’s excited to be working to further understanding of freshwater ecosystems and to improve these systems through research, education, and restoration.

Scott Ensign at Rodale Field Day

Sharing Our Science at Rodale Institute’s Field Day

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Visitors learned the importance of integrating knowledge about farming practices and water quality and assessing the influence that farming decisions have on soils and streams.

Graphic showing what percentage of nitrogen, sediments, and pesticides are kept out of a stream by a 100-foot tree buffer

The Restored Watershed: 50 Years of Solutions for Clean Fresh Water

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For the last 50 years scientists at Stroud Water Research Center have demonstrated the connection between good land-use practices and clean fresh water, between healthy soil and healthy water.

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