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Article on “Beaver Dam Analogs” in Yellow Creek

OAEC’s WATER Institute was featured this month in SF Estuary Magazine (including Brock Dolman’s cover shot!) for beaver restoration work on Yellow Creek in the¬†T√°smam Koy√≥m Maidu Cultural Park, Plumas … Read more

CA Beaver Summit – video recording

Climate change is making California hotter, drier, and harder for people and wildlife. Beaver can help. Watch the video recording of the California Beaver Summit! click here to watch During … Read more

ARTIFISHAL movie – Sept 30, 6pm – SOLD OUT!

Artifishal is a film about wild rivers and wild fish that explores the high cost‚ÄĒecological, financial and cultural‚ÄĒof our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. … Read more

Bring Back the Beaver Campaign: Spring 2019 Events

Want to learn about all the amazing benefits of beaver for California watersheds? Join WATER Institute Directors¬†Kate Lundquist¬†and/or Brock Dolman at these upcoming events: February 19-21 –¬†State of the Beaver … Read more

Localizing CA Waters Conference Report Back

On November 7-9, 2018 a diverse group of water professionals and activists including water agency staff, government regulators, engineers and designers, plumbers and landscapers, indigenous water protectors, community action groups, … Read more

Being Salmon, Being Human: The Performance

  Join us in the North Garden Theater on Wednesday August 15th 7-9pm BEING SALMON, BEING HUMAN is a unique storytelling performance from Norway combining traditional tales, original music, and … Read more

Busy Beavers

WATER Institute co-directors Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman have fully embodied their busy mascot this summer as they hit the Bring Back the Beaver Campaign trail! ¬†The past few weeks … Read more

Compost Toilet Project Update

Our composting toilet project is up and running! Two of our three new systems are fully installed and operational in the guest housing accommodations – the third will come on … Read more

Localizing California Waters Conference

Localizing California Waters Conference November 1 – 3, 2017 Yosemite CA For the 3rd year, OAEC will help to convene onsite water advocates, practitioners and regulators under one roof for … Read more

Compost Toilet Install Begins!

Compost Toilet Research Project installation has officially begun! Pictured here: Glen from Phoenix Composting Toilets, and OAEC facilities intern, Amelia, in the basement of our guest housing building installing the … Read more

OAEC Receives Groundbreaking Compost Toilet Permit

Legitimizing Ecological Sanitation¬†via Scientific Research After 2 years of negotiations, OAEC is excited to partner with county and regional agencies with the acquisition of an “Alternate Methods and Materials” research … Read more

Greywater Policy Innovation Goes to Sacramento

The¬†Decentralized Water Policy Council¬†(DWPC),¬†a project of OAEC and the California Onsite Water Association, was one of three finalists in the¬†Imagine H2O Policy Challenge. Finalists were selected from over 100 applications … Read more

Water Budgeting at OAEC and in Your Community

Above: Alana records weekly potable water use at OAEC outside the Main Office, which all staff members see throughout the day. You, too, could do this at your workplace,¬†church, child’s … Read more