General Watershed Data: General Watershed Data

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

A Guide to Healthy Eating of the Fish You Catch
(EPA) - help in selection and preparation of fish that you catch.

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

Aquatic Nuisance Identification Cards
(UMN - to order free of charge) pictures and description of many aquatic nuisance species.

Assessment & Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program 3
(EPA) guidance for in-situ subaqueous capping of contaminated sediments.

Assessment & Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program 4
(EPA) - Assessment & Remediation of Contaminated Sediments - guidance for in-situ subaqueous capping of contaminated sediments.

Backyard Conservation
(USDA) - conserve and preserve natural resources on ag land.

Backyard Pond
(NRCS) - how and where to put a backyard pond and choosing right plants.

Backyard Wetland
(NRCS) - how and where to build a wetland.

(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.

Citizens’ Guidebook to the Saginaw Bay Watershed
activities that affect water quality and the role property owners play.

Climate Change and Water Quality in the Great Lakes Basin
(IJC) - a comprehensive report that provides valuable insight and advice on risks, opportunities and responses with climate change.

Conducting a Watershed Protection Audit
(CWP) - information necessary to conduct an audit of the watershed protection tools currently available.

Conservation Geography
(ESRI) - nonprofit GIS issues and problems.

Construction Techniques of Building Around Trees
fact sheet to save valuable trees in landscapes.

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.

Drain Code
publication prepared to provide a useful reference to the Drain Code and other statutes relating to drains.

Environmental Do’s and Don’ts on Construction Sites
actions to take on construction sites to help the environment.

Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines to Excellence
(NAAEE) - online publication providing a set of recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education.

EPA Science Inventory
searchable, agency-wide catalog of current, recently completed, and archived science activities and products.

ESRI Map Book
(ESRI) - examples that demonstrate how geographic knowledge can be applied to communities for monitoring natural areas, etc.

Excavated Ponds for Wildlife
(MDNR) - construction guidelines of creating wetlands to provide wildlife habitat.

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 Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
(GLC) - brochure providing general information on the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.

Great Lakes Commission 2005 Annual Report
(GLC) - outlines research, policy analysis, communications and advocacy efforts.

Guide to Federal Funding and Assistance for Rivers, Trails and Open Space Conservation
(NPS) - guide for nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments with overview of federal funds for conservation of rivers, trails and open space.

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

Japanese Honeysuckle
fact sheet showing the history in US and prevention and control.

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

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Agriculture
(EPA) - information about managing sedimentation, nutrients, confined animal facilities, irrigation, pesticides and livestock grazing.

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Boating and Marinas
(EPA) - information about managing boat operations and maintenance, sewage and waste, and siting and design for marinas.

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Forestry
(EPA) - preharvest planning, and factors to consider in preharvest plans.

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Households
(EPA) - pollution prevention at the household level.

Managing Urban Runoff
(EPA) - how urban areas affect runoff and measures to manage it.

Managing Wetlands to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution
(EPA) - three management strategies to maintain the water quality benefits provided by wetlands.

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

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

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.

New Watershed Initiatives
a report from the Madison Watershed Workshop on new watershed initiatives.

Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories
(EPA) - guidelines for states' implementation of nonpoint source management programs under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

Opportunities for Public Involvement in Nonpoint Source Control
list of community-based organizations and environmental agencies to contact to learn and help control NPs pollution.

Partnership for Watersheds
watershed concerns using a voluntary approach.

Paving Our Way to Water Shortages: How Sprawl Aggravates the Effects of Drought
a study investigating what happens to water supplies when we replace our natural areas with roads, parking lots and buildings.

Protecting and Restoring America’s Watersheds
(EPA) - describes watershed related activities and projects, programs and coordination efforts.

Protecting Coastal Waters from Nonpoint Source Pollution
(EPA) - statistics about coastal waters and information about Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs.

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

Restoring America’s Wetlands
(NRCS) - description of the Wetlands Reserve Program.

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

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.

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

The Nonpoint Source Management Program
(EPA) - how Section 319 works and how to get involved.

The Spiny Water Flea, Bythotrephes cederstroemi
fact sheet with description and picture. The Walk - taking your youth outdoors for environmental stewardship and learning.

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

Tree Driplines and Root Locations
fact sheet to understand underground structure of trees.

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

USGS Current Water Data for Michigan
(USGS) - statewide streamflow table.

Water Chestnut
fact sheet on origin, distribution and ecological threat.

Watershed Approach Framework
EPA's vision for watershed approaches and the role EPA envisions for states and tribes.

Watershed Restoration, Creation and Enhancement
(EPA) - info on wetlands, background on practices of restoration, creation and enhancement.

Watershed Vulnerability Analysis
(CWP) - created primarily as a rapid planning tool for application to larger watersheds.

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

Wetlands Overview
(EPA) - description of a wetland.

Wetlands Protection
(MDEQ) - information about what wetlands are, why they are important, state, federal and local wetland regulations and wetland permits.

Where Land Meets Water
(GLC) - brochure on various types of erosion and sediment that occur in the Great Lakes Basin.