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Sustainable Prisons Project

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In 2003, Evergreen State College and Washington state’s Department of Corrections began teaming scientists with inmates. In 2010, this successful alliance is taking on large-scale habitat and endangered species restoration projects with partners like the US Army. But the environment is not the only beneficiary; education, environmental awareness and sustainability practices are changing the culture and economy of the state’s corrections system.

First Broadcast: 2010
Producer: Jule Gilfillan
Videographer/Editor: Nicholas Fisher

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Log Drives; Sharp-tailed Grouse Update; Sustainable Prisons Project (2205)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2205
Original Broadcast: November 4, 2010