Community Watershed Partnerships
|Please note the information on this web site has NOT been updated since 1998. This site should be viewed as an "archived" project that is being provided with complimentary hosting by Mountain Visions.|
|Can you think like a salmon? That was the challenge for people who wanted to restore and maintain the natural systems of the Mattole River in northern California. They found that thinking like a salmon leads to thinking like a stream, then to thinking like a watershed, and finally to thinking like a watershed community. Here, elementary school children rear, spawn and release salmon into streams that have been reshaped and revegetated -- in forests that have been replanted with native trees.||Thanks to widespread community cooperation, a fragile recovery of a once troubled watershed has begun. Those involved realize that they must continue to exercise utmost care to maintain the gains made in the past seventeen years.|
Mattole River QuickTime VR's
|You can download high quality QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas below. Once downloaded, you can navigate in a 360 degree circle, viewing everything that is visible from one spot.||You simply click the mouse down on the picture and scroll around. These QTVR pans take about 2 minutes to download for viewing with a 28 k modem. See QTVR Information for necessary plug-ins and preferred setup.|
Mouth of the River
Mattole River QuickTime Video
|You can play a QuickTime Video of a Digital Elevation Map (DEM) flyin over the Mattole River below. With our new compression techniques, this 14 second video will only take about 1-2 minutes to download for viewing with a 28 k modem.||This video must use the QuickTime 3 plug-in. You can obtain the necessary QuickTime plug-in at the Apple QuickTime Software page. We're sure you'll agree that this video will be worth the short wait.|
DEM fly-in over Mattole River
The Aurora Project is available as an interactive CD- ROM.
Please order the CD-ROM to experience the complete "virtual exploration"
of selected "Community Watershed Partnerships" located in the Western states.