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Historic and contemporary photo collections
- A listing of the numerous photos available on the BASIN www site.
Local authors and publications on local themes - contributions from local authors available on BASIN.
Learning activities and online tutorials - tutorial material available thoughout BASIN.
Photo Gallery - Historic and modern photos from around the watershed:
WatershED Learning Activitiescustomized for the Boulder-area.
Fifth Grade Curriculum designed by Kenneth Nova specifically for 5th grade students.
Vision for the Environment: excerpted from the Boulder County Healthy Communities Initiative 1998 Report
Local Artists & Photographers: Peter Steele
Waterwise Landscaping by local author Jim Knopf offers water conservation tips and background information
Boulder's Urban Forest, a report on the hydrologic and energy benefits of trees in the urban landscape
Excerpts from Joanna Sampson's new book on South Boulder Creek: High, Wild and Handsome.
Essays on Sustainability by local authors Al Bartlett and Pete Palmer provide insight into the complexities and challenges of sustainable communities.
Water Watch Network
Mine and Mill Site Maps from Boulder County Health Department provide an overview of where these sites are within the watershed and background on their history. Also use the BASIN Bibliography to locate additional mine and mill reports.
Storm Water Demonstration Project: The Environmental Center of the Rockies building at Broadway and Baseline in Boulder is attempting to minimize the impact from polluted storm runoff by capturing the water on site with a miniature wetland.
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Boulder area, specifically the Boulder Creek Watershed formed by Boulder
Creek and its tributaries, is a spectaular region of rugged mountains,
deep canyons and sweeping plains. Some 150,000 people now live in this
region, and thousands more work and visit here.
BASIN Library offers a variety of images, ideas, information that can
inspire us to take a fresh look at where and how we live. These various
perspectives on where we live and who we are can enrich our own direct
experience and sense of this magnificent place, offering a deeper level
of appreciation and undersanding.
We gratefully acknowledge the Denver Public Library's Western History Department for allowing us to share photographs of the Boulder area to you through BASIN. For more on the copyright restrictions of these photographs, click here.