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WSU/Pend Oreille Extension introduced the Sense of Place series in 1999, with a focus on place-based stewardship education. Since 2001, a partnership with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians Natural Resources Department (KNRD) has supported this newsletter and allowed us to expand class offerings through EPA funding. Further staff support comes through Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA). Many thanks to our partners and to you, our readers, for your continued enthusiasm for "digging" into the natural history and culture of this part of the world.

Bank Stabilization Educational WebPage


Pend Oreille Conservation District

Funded by the Watershed Implementation Team, this webpage allows landowners not able to attend POCD bank stabilization education workshops to access a variety of presentations, links and websites. This information can be found at www.pocd.org.; under the menu tab Bank Stabilization Information.

Educational information includes:

Pend Oreille County Shoreline Master Program

Pend Oreille Conservation District Riparian Restoration Grant Opportunity

Riverbank Stabilization Guidelines (Pend Oreille Rive in the Box Canyon Reservoir)

Pend Oreille Conservation District and WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension Office Rain Garden Program

Public Utility District #1 Erosion Monitoring and Potential Effects of the Reservoir on Shoreline Erosion

Fire Wise Program

Habitat Based Shoreline Stabilization

Utilizing Native Species as Stabilizing Shoreline Vegetation

Bank Stabilization: Permit and Organization Acronym Glossary

Additional Links/Websites

The information is offered in PowerPoint and PDF and can be downloaded. Individuals can also print information from the webpage. Back up software was installed which allows the webpage and other files to be archived. In addition, antivirus software was installed that allows POCD staff members to safely respond to requests from landowners and protect files. Some of the presentations contain video and landowners can access these easily. For the busy landowner who does not have the time to read the complete presentations, a listing of pertinent information with page numbers is offered for each presentation. For example, The Pend Oreille County Shoreline Master Program at a glance information relates that on page 8 through 18 you will find “regulations and permitting” information. Shoreline issues contact information is found on page 19. At their fingertips the landowner is able find desired information quickly and than return for more in-depth research at their convenience.

The finished product is easy to access, contains relevant information for Pend Oreille County landowners, at a glance resources, bank stabilization techniques, contact information, acronym glossary, permit information and additional links and websites.

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