Here is the full list of newspaper and magazine articles, radio shows, films and awards that recognize the WATER Institute’s work.
Print and Web Media
Welcome_to_Planet_Water by Brock Dolman in Minding Nature 10.3, September 2017.
The Press Democrat, “Nature: Sonoma County beavers are watershed heroes” – September 2016. Melanie Parker interviews Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman about the benefits of beaver to Sonoma County and their upcoming Beaver Blitz.
Common Dreams “Wildfires Are Getting Worse: Time to Rehydrate Our Landscapes” – August 2016. Judith Schwartz interviews Brock Dolman about how beaver can help reyhdrate California’s drought and fire-riddled landscapes.
Sonoma County Wildlife “Why we need beavers” – August 2016. Suzanne Doyle writes about beaver and our Beaver in California stewardship guidebook.
Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World – July 2016. This book by Judith Schwartz was published by MacMillan Publishers and includes an interview of Brock Dolman about the role beaver play in conserving water resources ( http://judithdschwartz.com/).
Water Deeply, “Beavers: A Potential Missing Link in California’s Water Future” – October 2015. Alastair Bland interviews Brock Dolman about how the industrious rodents can offer a range of benefits for California water supply and habitats.
Sonoma County Gazette, “Who Are We Sonoma County” – August 2015. Judie Messier interviews Brock Dolman in this third round of interviews about people working with water and under drought conditions in Sonoma County.
– May 2015. Sara S. Moore interviewed Brock about beaver in California. World Wildlife Fund Climate Prep article “California: The Rebeavering”
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Leave it to beavers: California joins other states in embracing the rodent” – December 20, 2014. Samantha Clark interviews Kate Lundquist and other beaver advocates about beaver in California.
The Press Democrat, “Bringing Back Our Beavers” – August 29, 2014. Andrea Granahan interviews the WATER Institute about it’s beaver campaign.
The Press Democrat, “Award for Bring Back The Beaver Program” – August 19, 2014. Andrea Granahan reports on the WATER Institute receiving the Badger Spirit Award from the Paula Lane Action Network.
Sonoma County Gazette, Brock Dolman Interview – August 6, 2014. Marc Polonsky interviews Brock about Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and water.
Bay Nature Magazine, “Beavers Used to be Almost Everywhere in California” – June 19, 2014. Alison Hawkes writes about the paper WATER Institute coauthored re-evaluating the historic range of beaver in California.
The North Bay Bohemian, “Beaver Fever: In Glen Ellen, a colony of beaver arrives – and this time, they’re a little more welcome” – June 19, 2013. James Knight interviews Brock Dolman about beaver in Sonoma Creek.
Trout Magazine, “Wine, Water, Fish and People: In California They Go Well Together” – Summer 2013. Dave Stalling writes about the Russian River Coho Partnership of which the WATER Institute is a founding member.
The Intelligent Optimist, “Walking On Water” – January/February 2013. Larry Gallagher interviews Brock Dolman and others in this article about water footprints.
El Mundo (Spain), “El Mensajero del Agua” – July 6, 2011. Carlos Fresneda interviews Brock Dolman about the importance of water in his Eco Heroes blog.
Econews: The newsletter of the Northcoast Environmental Center, “Brock Dolman: Your Watershed Is Your Lifeboat” – December 2009. Sarah O’Leary interviews Brock about watersheds.
EcoHearth’s Eco Zine, “Know Your Lifeboat: An Interview with Permaculturist Brock Dolman” – November 18, 2009. Marita Prandoni posts this interview on her Eco Heroes blog.
The Press Democrat, “Saving From a Rainy Day: Liquid Assets, Conserving Is Key But Storing Water Is A Growing Green Trend” – October 22, 2009. Janet Parmer interviews Brock Dolman and others about rainwater harvesting at OAEC and beyond.
Treehugger.com, “Bioneers 2009: Brock Dolman’s Watershed Approach” – October 21, 2009. Bonnie Hulkower blogs about Brock’s 2009 Bioneer’s plenary talk.
The San Francisco Chronicle, “Coho Salmon Are Bred for Diversity, Strength” – January 3, 2009. Peter Fimrite writes about the historic re-introduction of Coho salmon into Salmon Creek in Sonoma County, CA, an effort in which the WATER Institute has been deeply involved.
The Sonoma West Times & News, “Volunteers, DFG return Coho to Salmon Creek” – December 18, 2008. George Snyder writes about the historic re-introduction of Coho salmon into Salmon Creek in Sonoma County, CA, an effort in which the WATER Institute has been deeply involved.
The San Francisco Chronicle, “Interest in Water Management Blossoms” – December 6, 2008. Deborah K. Rich writes about Brock Dolman, The WATER Institute and the work of graduates of the Basins of Relations Training.
The San Francisco Chronicle, “Get Out of the Drain Age, Into the Retain Age” – December 6, 2008. Deborah K. Rich interviews Brock Dolman and others about stormwater management, roof water catchment, rain gardens and more.
The San Francisco Chronicle, “Runoff As Resource Instead of Problem” – December 6, 2008. Deborah K. Rich mentions Brock Dolman in this article about ecological landscaping, permaculture design, swales, erosion control and rain-garden planting.
Celebrating Half Century of Caring for the Land, “Creek Signs Appearing Around the County” – 2007. The Southern Sonoma County Resource Conservation District writes about the watershed signs in Sonoma County in their half century report.
Terrain Magazine, “Words Of Warning” – Fall/Winter 2007. Lisa Owens Viani does a write up on the WATER Institute’s Salmon Safe Campaign.
The New York Times, “Helpful Hints For Saving The Planet” – August 17, 2007. Manohla Darghis quotes Brock Dolman in his review of the movie The 11th Hour, a documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio featuring Brock and others.
The Marin Independent Journal, “Harvesting Rain for a Dry Day” – February 9, 2007. Rick Polito interviews Brock Dolman in this article on roofwater catchment.
The Russian River Monthly, “Restoration Efforts in Dutch Bill Creek Bringing Back the Salmon” – September 1, 2002. Jacquelynn Kathleen interviews Brock Dolman about restoration efforts in Dutch Bill Creek.
Paula Lane Action Network, “Badger Spirit Award” – August 10, 2014. This was awarded to the WATER Institute for work that promotes resource conservation and respect for nature through consistent sustainable practices.
Salmonid Restoration Federation, “Golden Pipe Award” – March 7, 2012. This was awarded to WATER Institute Director Brock Dolman for innovation in salmonid recovery techniques.
Feature Length Films and Videos
Daily Acts/OAEC WATER Institute, “Buster Beaver Ripples the World” – November 13, 2014. Brock Dolman makes a guest appearance in this video as “Buster Beaver” at the 2014 Daily Acts Ripple the World Breakfast.
North Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council, “Rain Catchers” – August 25, 2014. See Brock Dolman is interviewed in this video as part of a program which helps schools and community gardens develop rooftop rainwater harvesting and re-use projects.
TEDxMission, “Watershed City 2.0:Re-thinking and Retrofitting for Resilience!” – November 1, 2012. Brock Dolman gives a TED talk on watersheds in San Francisco.
KRCB North Bay Public Media, “Web of Life: The Dutchbill Creek Watershed” – July 1, 2012. Brock Dolman is interviewed for this video segment of KRCB’s “Our Watershed Stories.”
Using Roofwater To Fight Fires In Bodega (2011). This video features Brock Dolman and others discussing the benefits of roofwater catchment to communities and their firehouses.
Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction (2010). This moving documentary features interviews with global environmental leaders including WATER Institute’s Brock Dolman.
Summer Dam Removed To Create Fish Refuge – Camp Meeker Dam Removal (2009). Brock Dolman and others speak about the historic dam removal on Dutch Bill Creek.
Divine Water (2009). The following is a short introductory video featuring luminaries such Robert Bly, Dr Fritjof Capra and Alice Waters as well as others such as Pauline Tangiora, William Marks, Dr Karl Maret, Julia Whitty and Brock Dolman.
Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution (2008). Brock and other permaculturists are interviewed by Vanessa Schultz in this 27 minute documentary.
The Role of Native Perennial Bunchgrasses in Rangeland Management (2007). Brock is interviewed in this video by Aaron Lucich.
The 11th Hour (2007). Brock is interviewed in this feature length documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. Radio