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>From: Julee Hasbany <HASBANYJ@STATE.MI.US>
>Subject:      FOREST WATER QUALITY VIDEO RECEIVES ANOTHER AWARD
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>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 18 MAR 99
>CONTACT: Rich Hausler, 517-335-3351
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>FOREST WATER QUALITY VIDEO RECEIVES ANOTHER AWARD
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>LANSING--For the third time, a video for forest landowners, 
>co-produced by the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources 
>and Environmental Quality, has been honored for outstanding 
>achievement. The video, titled A Practical Guide to Forest 
>Water Quality has received a Crystal Award of Excellence 
>from The Communicator Awards, a national competition to 
>recognize excellence in the communications industry.
>The video was produced to help private landowners protect 
>water quality while harvesting timber on their property. It 
>discusses basic water quality concepts and demonstrates how 
>the use of best management practices during forestry 
>operations can prevent sediment from entering Michigan's 
>rivers and streams.
>Production of the video was made possible by funding support 
>provided by the Mead Corporation, Champion International, 
>Michigan Association of Timbermen, Keweenaw Land 
>Association, Menasha Corporation, The Timber Producers 
>Association of Michigan and Wisconsin, the Michigan Forest 
>Association and the U.S. Forest Service.  
>The script was written by Dean Premo and staff at Whitewater 
>& Associates of Amasa, with filming and production by Future 
>Media Corporation of Okemos.
>The video previously had won a Teddy Award from the Michigan 
>Outdoors Writers Association, and was selected as a finalist 
>for a Telly Award from an international field of 9,500 
>entries. The Telly Awards showcase and recognize outstanding 
>non-network and cable television productions.  
>"The recognized excellence of this video is a prime example 
>of how well cooperative partnerships between state and 
>federal agencies as well as private industry can work," said 
>John Robertson, Forest Management Division Chief.  
>"Cooperative partnerships between these groups is the heart 
>of a good voluntary forestry best management practices 
>program, such as the one we have here in Michigan."
>Gordon Terry, President of the Michigan Forest Association, 
>said, "This video does an excellent job of communicating to 
>private forest landowners what it takes to have and maintain 
>good forest water quality while allowing for sustainable 
>timber harvests to occur on their land."
>The free video, and other information on forestry best 
>management practices, is available by contacting the DNR 
>Forest Management Division at 517-373-1275 or the DEQ 
>Surface Water Quality Division at 517-373-2867.
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