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
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.
Can Water Fees Save Forests? Raven Lawson thinks so.
Raven Lawson and Robert Farris discuss how watershed protection fees can keep the water supply safe and forests thriving.
Easing into Watershed Protection with Taxes and Bonds featuring Lon Shell, Frank Davis, and Phillip Covington
We’re traveling to Texas to explore taxes and bonds in this episode. Leslie Boby of the Southern Regional Extension Forestry hosts. Her guests are Phillip Covington, Frank Davis and Commissioner Lon Shell.
Keeping Forests - Audacious Goals Require Different Thinking
Ken Arney, Dr. Anne Murray Allen and Scott Davis talk to Judy Takats about the big thinking that led to Keeping Forests, how others can replicate its success, and the relationship between healthy forests and clean water.
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!