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.

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

(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.

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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

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.

Lakes, Wetlands, and Streams as Predictors of Land Use/Cover Distribution
hypothesis that the presence of aquatic ecosystems influences the spatial distribution of human land use.

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 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.

Partnership for Watersheds
watershed concerns using a voluntary approach.

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

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.

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

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

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.