Science Institute (WSI, Natural Resources Conservation Service)
The WSI is a group of interdisciplinary
specialists dedicated in assisting the agency to carry out programs
in a manner that improves watershed processes and functions. They do
this primarily through adaptation of science into technical tools and
Information, Resources, Tools, Models, and Data from the Natural Resources
This is the official location
of NRCS’ approaches to monitoring, assessment, and management
of agricultural and other activities to reduce impacts to the environment.
Systems Technology Center -- US Forest Service
The web site of this division
of the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station provides
access to a variety of useful on-line reports and links to other watershed
resources. The FishXing program, a programmed approach to designing
culverts that minimize problems for fish passage, is available here.
The web site of this non-profit
educational organization, dedicated to advancing the art and science
of watershed management, contains past issues of its newsletter and
conference proceedings, as well as an extensive set of links to watershed-related
for Watershed Protection
The Center for Watershed
Protection’s web site offers a variety of publications and other
resources primarily related to urban watersheds.
of California Cooperative Extension (LA): A Toolbox for Watershed Management
Vast amounts of
material exist to guide the process of forming a watershed group, getting
the public interested, writing a watershed management plan, and carrying
out projects in your watershed. Below are some links that UCCE has found
useful. This is a toolbox, rather than a toolkit, meaning that it is
a collection of a lot of useful materials rather than a guide in itself.
Information Sharing Project (California Association of Resource Conservation
The purpose of RCD-WISP
is to share what conservation districts are doing in critical watersheds:
their field projects, educational outreach, technical assistance for
landowners and local environmental partnerships. The goal of WISP is
to accelerate the exchange of information and boost the potential for
multiple-partner watershed projects.