How the River Flows explores the relationship between healthy forests and clean drinking water. You’ll hear from entrepreneurs and experts who will share their best ideas and use cases about conserving local forests while ensuring a lasting, clean supply of drinking water downstream.
In every episode, we’ll bring you a new take on how landowners are financially compensated for the tremendous environmental value that their family-owned forests provide to everyone.
How the River Flows is produced by Keeping Forests with Lee Schneider and supported by the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities. The Endowment works collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to identify innovative and transformative ways to support the health and vitality of our forests and the communities that rely on them. Music by Chuck Leavell. Producer: Red Cup Agency. Executive Producer: Judy A. Takats
Building Sustainably: Ask for Wood
Sam Cook hosts this conversation about building sustainably with wood, featuring Pat Layton, Bruce Lindsey, and Scott Davis.
To Save a Forest, Use it: A Conversation with Dr. Jennie Stevens, Yvonne Knight Carter, and Brian Brashaw
To Save a Forest, Use It. The best way to maintain southern forests is to support the private landowners actively managing over 85% of the region’s 245 million acres of timberlands.
the politics of collaboration
This episode is about collaboration, the sometimes tricky interpersonal dance that helps people work together on the projects that matter to them. Our guests are Vicki Taylor and Tracy Freeman. Judy A. Takats hosts.
State and Federal Funding Sources for Water Protection
Sharing tips for seeking state and federal funding sources for water protection programs is the focus of this episode, co-hosted by Holly Welch, with Kara Goodwin and James Kilgo.
Economics of Source Water Protection
A conversation with Dr. Travis Warziniack and Dr. Justin Baker about how placing the proper value on ecosystem services supports local economies.
The Triple-Bottom Line - Making a Case for Local Investment in Source Water Protection: A conversation with Dr. Bob Morgan and Dr. James McCarty
Creating a source water protection fund unites a community in this episode co-hosted by Andres Villegas, featuring Dr. Bob Morgan and Dr. James McCarty.
Water and forest connection, who knew? #innovative
Enjoyed learning more about how forests & water are connected and how there are so many different ways to account economically for how forests benefit our water supply as well as challenges and successes!
How the River Flows
If you are interested in responsibly managed working forests in the U.S. South, this is a podcast series for you!