Muskegon River Watershed: Muskegon River Watershed

A Field Guide to Aquatic Exotic Plants and Animals
(Great Lakes Sea Grant Network) - pictures and descriptions of aquatic exotic plants and animals.

Adopt Your Watershed
EPA) - a brochure describing what a watershed is and the Adopt Your Watershed Campaign (to order).

Baybook
(Alliance for Chesapeake Bay) a guide to reducing water pollution at home.

Better Site Design
(CWP) Watershed Leadership Kit volume I

Brown Trout
a fact sheet about brown trout.

Buffers: How they can work for you
benefits of buffers.

Citizens Water Quality Handbook
(Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conserv. Dist) practical information to aid citizens in stewardship of water resources.

Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Michigan Communities and Ecosystems
(Ecological Society of America and Union of Concerned Scientists) projections of future climate change using 100 years of historical data for Michigan.

Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Reducing Heat-Trapping Emissions in Michigan
practical solutions to address the growing problem of global warming.

Contaminants in Fishes from Great Lakes-Influenced Sections and above Dams of Three Michigan Rivers
1994 & 1995 studies of concentrations of chemicals in composite samples of fishes and the adverse effects on bald eagles and mink which consume these fishes.

Developing a Watershed Management Plan for Water Quality
(MSU & MDEQ) a guide to help local units of government, nonprofit organizations and citizens develop watershed management plans.

Developing Partnership Agreements
a process to resolve resource management issues in the 1990s.

Do Created Wetlands Replace the Wetlands that are Destroyed?
(USGS) - a fact sheet explaining what is wetland mitigation and the challenges and issues.

Ecology of Mysis relicta in the Great Lakes
seeks an accurate assessment of mysis relicta and its abundance and distribution in the Great Lakes.

Enterococci as Indicators of Lake Michigan Recreational Water Quality
(Kinzelman, C. et al) a comparison of two methodologies and their impacts on public health regulatory events.

Fish and Wildlife Resources of the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands within the U.S.
overview of fish and wildlife resources, impact of Great Lakes water level fluctuations, common and scientific names for vegetation, fish and other wildlife.

FishBase
an internet database of information about particular species of fish.

Flood Plain Management Services
flood plain planning assistance to states and tribes by the USACE.

Floodplain Management
(MDEQ) - information about floodplain management and the National Flood Insurance Program, contracts and mapping.

Functions and Values of Wetlands
(EPA) the beneficial services wetlands provide for fish and wildlife.

Funding Wetland Projects
(EPA) where do I go to seek funding?

Great Lakes Communities and Ecosystems at Risk
introduction to the Great Lakes Region and the projected impacts of climate change on natural and managed ecosystems.

Great Lakes Fishery Trust
a video broadcast in 2003 about the GLFT with a short excerpt from the Muskegon River Initiative video.

Great Lakes Regional Aquatic Gap Analysis
Preserving Biodiversity in the Great Lakes Basin goal is to keep common species common.

Groundwater Protection
(Newaygo Soil & Water Conservation Dist.) brochure for voluntary program for clean water in Michigan.

Higgins Lake Watershed Management Plan
(Huron Pine RC&D) a management plan for nonpoint source pollution reduction.

Houghton Lake Research
(FSU) - research data completed by FSU professor Scott Herron and students.

Hydrologic Data Collection and Analysis
(MDEQ) - introduction to hydrology, glossary, storm water management and other information.

Hydrologic Study of the Bear Creek Watershed
(MDEQ) - a hydrologic model of the Bear Creek watershed was developed to help determine the effect of land use changes in the watershed on Bear Creek.

Know Your Watershed Publications
(CTIC) - "Building Local Partnerships", "Leading & Communication", "Managing Conflict", and "Putting Together a Watershed Management Plan"

Lake Michigan Monitoring Inventory
(Great Lakes Commission) online and searchable, the inventory covers federal, state, local and NGO efforts.

Lakeside Landscaping and Lawncare
a quick guide for homeowners with lists of plants, trees and shrubs to plant for healthy lakeside landscaping.

Landscaping for Wildlife and Water Quality
(to order) by C. Henderson, C. Dindorf, and F. Rozumalski, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1999

Landscaping with Native Plants
(EPA) - description of what a native and a non-native plant is and why you should grow native plants.

Love Handles in Aquatic Ecosystems
The Role of Dissolved Organic Carbon Drawdown, Resuspended Sediments and Terrigenous Inputs in the Carbon Balance of Lake Michigan

Marine and Estuarine Protection
(EPA) - programs and activities (to order).

Mercury and elements in Counties of Upper Midwestern U.S.
(USGS) data about mercury and elements in each county calculated from cells in geochemical grid plotting.

Michigan CLIMB
(MDE) a CD-based tool developed to assist educators in understanding the educational requirements established in Michigan.

Michigan Coastal nonpoint source program
1995 (MDNR) coastal nonpoint source management areas delineated.

Michigan Geographic Data Library
information about census, drinking water wells, land cover, political features and maps

Muskegon County Resource Plan
(Muskegon Co. Steering Com) - resources, prioritized county problems and concerns and implementation strategies.

Muskegon Lake & Estuary Project Presentation
Gale Nobes's presentation at the State of the Lake Conference 2003 about the Muskegon Lake & Estuary (Wild Rice) Project.

Muskegon Lake Community Action Plan
2002 Remedial Action Plan Update

Muskegon River Watershed Youth Leadership Project
retreat materials from 1995 training.

Native American Ethnobotany
Database of foods, drugs, dyes and fibers of Native American Peoples.

Natural Landscaping for Public Officials
(EPA) - the basic principles and benefits of natural landscaping.

Natural Newaygo, Brooks Township Land Use Vision Project
identification guide to the natural features of the Newaygo area.

Partnership for Watersheds
watershed concerns using a voluntary approach.

Phase I Final Report for the Muskegon River Initiative Assessment
(Keiser & Assoc) - evaluation of existing organizational infrastructure and knowledge base for serving the needs of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust's "River Initiative"

Preliminary Investigation of the Extent of Sediment Contamination in Muskegon Lake
(Rediske, Thompson, Schelske, Gabrosek, Nalepa, & Peaslee)

Protecting Inland Lakes
(MDNR) how you can make a difference in protecting inland lakes.

Real-time Data For Michigan
(USGS) real-time data for water quality and streamflow.

Research Monitoring of the Lake Michigan Ecosystem Research
(NOAA) - monitor and assess the health of the Lake Michigan ecosystem.

Riparian Buffers Work
(USDA) how riparian buffers benefit the environment.

Ruddiman Creek (Muskegon, MI)
Phase II Site Investigation Report.

Ruddiman Creek Fact Sheet
(Muskegon Conservation District) facts about Ruddiman Creek in Muskegon, how it was polluted, and what has been accomplished.

Save a Shore
description of Adopt-a-Stream Program to improve Muskegon County's streams and shores.

Save Our Streams
(Izaak Walton League of America) collection of publications on tools to help your monitor, protect and restore earth's water.

Selling Your Development Rights
(MDNR) a pamphlet describing a unique way you can preserve your property.

State of Michigan’s Environment 2003 Second Biennial Report
(MDEQ) - continues to follow trends in important environmental indicators.

Stream Corridor Restoration
(NRCS) - principles, processes and practices of stream corridor restoration.

Stream Sites: Buying, Building and Care
How to select and build correctly beside a stream or river.

Teaching About Wetlands
(EPA) - why a wetland is important and what and how should wetland information be taught.

The Birds of Michigan
(Wood, N.) a list of Michigan birds with pictures and a database of sightings.

The Lake & Reservoir Restoration Guidance Manual
(EPA 1st & 2nd editions) guides to protecting and restoring lakes and reservoirs. (Ordering information)

The Mill
a newspaper publication with the history of Marion, MI.

The Walk
(MSUE) taking your youth outdoors for environmental stewardship and learning

The Water Industry in Michigan
who are the water users in Michigan?

Tumor-like Anomalies in Lake Michigan Zooplankton
research involving tumor-like anomalies in zooplankton (GLERL).

Types of Wetlands
(EPA) - brief descriptions of the major types of wetlands found in the U.S.

Wetland Monitoring and Assessment
(EPA) - reasons why we should monitor wetlands.

Wetlands Overview
(EPA) - description of a wetland.

What’s Facing U.S. Dams
current issues and changing protocol about dams including the Big Rapids dam removal.

White Lake, Muskegon Lake and Muskegon River Studies
a list of available studies on White Lake, Muskegon Lake and the Muskegon River which are available at the Muskegon Conservation District.