Watershed Approach

EPA Watershed Approach Framework

Watershed Management
– Info from San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
(State Water Resources Control Board)

Adopt Your Watershed
– EPA campaign

Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters (EPA)
– Helps watershed organizations develop and implement watershed plans to meet water quality standards and protect water resources. Also helps any organization undertaking a watershed planning effort; particularly useful to persons working with impaired or threatened waters.

Healthy Watersheds Initiative
– EPA Initiative provides critical information to state and local governments for making strategic decisions to both protect and restore our nation’s waters. EPA’s initiative is predicated on the simple truth that it is much more cost-effective to protect the many benefits provided by healthy watersheds than it is to restore them once they become impaired.

Know Your Watershed
– a coordinated national effort to encourage the formation of local, voluntary watershed partnerships and help them attain their goals. Sponsored by diverse National Partners representing private and public corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Restoring Streams in Cities: A Guide for Planners, Policymakers, and Citizens by Dr. Ann Riley (a 2010 GWC Watershed Workshop lecturer).

Watershed Academy
The Watershed Academy’s Distance Learning Program “Watershed Academy Web” offers a variety of self-paced training modules that represent a basic and broad introduction to the watershed management field. Includes “Online Training in Watershed Management.”

Science in Your Watershed (USGS)
USGS site with scientific information organized on a watershed basis. This information, coupled with observations and measurements made by the watershed groups, provides a powerful foundation for characterizing, assessing, analyzing, and maintaining the status and health of a watershed.