Wetlands and Stream Conservation
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- Conservation and Restoration Projects Throughout the United States
- U.S. Government Organizations
- North American Organizations
- International Organizations
- Other Resources
- Endangered Species and Wetlands Report
Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings: implementation of the ESA by the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers‘ management of the Clean Water Act Section 404 regulatory program, and the interpretation of those laws by the federal courts.
- Water Strategist Community
Experienced editors read and sort the news to give you only water news for the Western states and Federal agencies affecting water policy.
- Bureau of Reclamation River Restoration Programs: A Summary of 16 Programs and Shared Institutional Challenges
Prepared for River Restoration: Exploring Institutional Challenges and Opportunities, September 14 & 15, 2011, Albuquerque, New Mexico. A conference hosted by the Bureau of Reclamation and The Utton Center at the University of New Mexico School of Law
- Chesapeake Bay Program
The Chesapeake Bay was the nation's first estuary targeted by Congress for restoration and protection. Since the 1980s, the Chesapeake Bay Program's partners have signed several agreements to reduce pollution and restore the Bay.
- Elwha River Restoration
Webcams and information about the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, which took place in Fall 2011, west of Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Provided by Olympic National Park, National Park Service.
- Elwha Watershed Information Resource
The Elwha Watershed Information Resource integrates ecological and socioeconomic information that describes the physical environment, biological and human communities, and management issues in the Elwha watershed. The Elwha Watershed Information Resource was developed to support the management and recovery of the Elwha Watershed after dam removal.
- Everglades Digital Library
A comprehensive portal to high-quality Internet resources related to the south Florida environment, including online texts, articles, reports, photographs, maps, datasets, educational materials, and historical records, as well as links to organizational web sites and agency home pages. These materials come from libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and others.
This is the official website of the Department of the Interior, and other federal and state agencies that are involved in carrying out obligations set forth in the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, including the Secretarial Determination on Klamath River dams.
Covers restoration of Louisiana coastal wetlands through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act.
The website of the Federal Caucus, a group of ten federal agencies operating in the Columbia River Basin that have natural resource responsibilities related to the Endangeed Species Act. They organize, and coordinate the federal fish recovery and water quality efforts in order to improve the Columbia River Basin aquatic ecosystem, and coordinate execution of federal trust and treaty responsibilities to Basin Native American tribes.
- Western Waters Digital Library
Contains government reports, classic water literature, legal transcripts, water project records, personal papers, photographic collections, and video materials about the Columbia, Colorado, Platte, and Rio Grande river basins.
- National Wetlands Inventory
Provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- National Wetlands Research Center
U.S. Geological Survey
- NOAA Habitat Conservation / Restoration Center
Provided by the NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation, which protects coastal rivers and wetlands
- Wetlands Research and Technology Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Ramsar Sites Informaton Service
Provides access to information on wetlands designated as internationally important under the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, 1971). These wetlands are commonly known as Ramsar Sites.
- Wetlands International
Wetlands International is the only global non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands.
- Environmental Federal Register Summaries
Produced by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
- Ecological Restoration: a Tool to Manage Stream Quality
Provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water
- FracFocus 2.0
Established in 2011, FracFocus is the "national hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure registry." It is managed by the Groundwater Protection Council, a nonprofit group of state groundwater regulatory agencies, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, an agency made up of governors of oil- and gas-producing states.
- Imperiled Freshwater Organisms of North America
Provides access to maps and lists of imperiled freshwater organisms of North America as determined by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Endangered Species Committee (ESC). One can find lists of animals by freshwater ecoregion, by state or province boundary, and plot distributions of these same creatures by ecoregions or political boundaries.
- Managing for Enhancement of Riparian and Wetland Areas of the Western United States: an Annotated Bibliography
Compiled by David A. Koehler and Allan E. Thomas. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 2000 (General technical report RMRS GTR-54).
- National Wetland Plant List
A national effort led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to update the North American Digital Flora: National Wetland Plant List (NWPL). The NWPL is used extensively in wetland delineation, wetland restoration and research, and the development of compensatory mitigation goals, as well as in providing general botanical information about wetland plants. It covers all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Caribbean and Pacific islands that are considered to be territories of the U.S.
Updating the NWPL has been a cooperative effort of the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Biota of North America, states, Indian Nations, the academic community, and the scientific portion of the public.
- River Restoration: Exploring Institutional Challenges & Opportunities
Conference held September 14-15, 2011, hosted by the University of New Mexico School of Law, Utton Transboundary Resources Center and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
- Stream Notes
Produced quarterly by the Stream Systems Technology Center, of the USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, Colorado
- Stream Restoration Information
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has collected links to documents that describe current best practices, including the Federal Stream Corridor Restoration Handbook and the Stream Restoration Design handbook.
- Wetland Restoration Bibliography
Provided by the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center and the Midcontinent Ecological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
- Wetlands Status and Trends
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has developed a historical database that offers photographic evidence of land use and wetlands extent dating back to the 1950s. This provides an accurate record to assist in future restoration efforts.
- Wetlands: an Overview of the Issues
A Congressional Research Service report for Congress, by Claudia Copeland, July 12, 2010