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Bring Back the Bayou: UW Madison Water Resources Practicum

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UW-Madison practicum on Bayou Bienvenue wetlands restoration - Summer 2007

UW-Madison practicum on Bayou Bienvenue wetlands restoration - Summer 2007

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    • 1. UW Madison Water Resources Practicum Bring Back the Bayou Summer 2007
    • 2. 1,000 Mi
    • 3. Our Research Combines Wetland Science Social Science And
    • 4. UW - Madison Water Resources Management Practicum
      • Ten master’s degree students acting as a volunteer consulting group, HCNA is client
        • Study wetland conditions and history
        • Survey community attitudes, needs and knowledge of environmental issues
        • Gather baseline knowledge and assess environmental situation in Bayou Bienvenue
        • Help HCNA / CSED develop environmental strategy and action plan
    • 5. UW-Madison WRM Final Products
      • Background & analysis report for HCNA, community & future researchers (January)
      • Help with strategic planning and grant writing (ongoing)
      • Ongoing commitment from UW-Madison, Expanding to other departments
    • 6. Our Initial Impressions
      • Situation complicated, difficult, interesting
      • Ecological restoration is possible but not guaranteed
      • New Orleans is in big trouble from wetland loss
      • Bayou Bienvenue can be the “poster child” for the Delta wetland crisis
      • HCNA has big plans to help restore the swamp and the community together
    • 7. http://www.environmentaldefense.org/page.cfm?tagID=500 Louisiana Gulf Coast Wetland Losses
    • 8. Damaged Wetlands No Longer Provide: Protection From Storms Ecosystem Services
    • 9. Local Knowledge Local residents have been witness to ecological changes. They know the social and political reality (Pleuss)
    • 10.  
    • 11.  
    • 12. Specialized Knowledge Best science is needed to make the best choices Knowledge gives the community power
    • 13.  
    • 14. Dumping Q: Is the Fish Safe to Eat? Working Hypothesis: No Southern Scrap Crescent Acres Landfill Sewage Treatment Plant Urban Runoff
    • 15.  
    • 16. Large Scale Restoration Restoration Close to Community
    • 17. Integrative Knowledge Local people can fight for Environmental and Social Justice with knowledge and organization (Malek-Wiley)
    • 18. Holy Cross Neighborhood Association (HCNA) and the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development CSED Organize, Educate and Serve the Community Bayou Bienvenue Restoration HCNA Sustainable Community Redevelopment Community Environmental
    • 19. CSED Overall Goals for the Bayou Bienvenue Project Restore a Functioning Wetland Rebuild Storm Protection (Primary) Re-establish Ecosystem Services for the Community (Secondary) WHY?
    • 20. CSED Initiative: Community Environmental Restoration Center
    • 21. Community-Based Environmental Action Community Building Citizen Science Economic Development
    • 22. Community Based Environmental Monitoring BIRDS FISH PLANTS
    • 23. Imminent Threat: Florida Avenue Bridge
    • 24. “ Betsy” The Lone Cypress
    • 25. Possible Initial Restoration Project Possible Treatment Wetland Use Runoff to Create Treatment Wetland Lone Cypress “Betsy” Fresh Storm Water
    • 26. GLOBAL ISSUES REGIONAL CRISIS LOCAL SOLUTIONS
    • 27.  

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