Water Programs
   

Stream Corridor Enhancements Methods

Better Trout Habitat: A Guide to Stream Restoration and Management. 1990. A 320-page book by Christopher Hunter that examines in-stream trout habitat restoration practices and case studies. Source: Island Press, Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; or call (800) 828-1302; http://www.islandpress.org/.

Biohabitats. A consulting company providing technical and detailed information on stream restoration with focus on bioengineering approach to restoration for maintaining a healthy watershed. Source: Ecological Restoration and Management, 303 Allegheny Ave, Baltimore, MD 21204; or call (410) 337-3659; http://www.biohabitats.com/ndg_newsite/home.php.

Clearing and Grading Strategies For Urban Watersheds. 1996. Written by Kathleen Corish of the Metropolitan Council of Governments. This 107-page handbook examines the water quality impacts of clearing and grading in urban watersheds. Its primary focus is on minimizing sediment loading to urban streams. Source: Information Center, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 N. Capitol St. N.E., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002-4226; or call (202)962-3200; http://www.mwcog.org/.

A Current Assessment of Urban Best Management Practices: Techniques for Reducing Nonpoint Source Pollution in the Coastal Zone. 1992. This 127-page manual describes the capabilities and limitations of current urban best management practices (BMPs) and their relation to effective stormwater management within the coastal zone. Source: Information Center, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 North Capitol St., N.E., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002-4201; or call (202) 962-3256; Reference No. 92705; http://www.mwcog.org/.

Design of Stormwater Wetland Systems: Guidelines for Creating Diverse and Effective Stormwater Wetland Systems in the Mid-Atlantic Region. 1992. This 133-page technical manual describes the use of storm water wetlands as an urban best management practice. Source: Information Center, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 N. Capitol St., N.E., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002-4201; or call (202) 962-3256; Reference No. 92710; http://www.mwcog.org/.

Ecological Restoration: A Tool to Manage Stream Quality. 1996. Explains and clarifies Clean Water Act authorities for stream restoration; examines linkages between restoration techniques and state water quality parameters; helps water program managers determine when to pursue restoration; and compares the cost-effectiveness of restoration with traditional water quality management tools. Reference No. EPA 841-F-95-007. Source: NCEPI, 11029 Kenwood Rd., Building 5, Cincinnati, OH 45242; or fax (513) 489-8695; www.epa.gov/owow.

Field Manual on Sediment and Erosion Control: Best Management Practices for Contractors and Inspectors. Written by Jerald Fifield. 2002. Contains pages of illustrations, explanations, and relevant diagrams on erosion and sediment control measures to help contractors comply with the water-quality, NPDES-related, and other regulatory issues. Source: http://www.foresterpress.com/.

Guidelines for Streambank Restoration. 1994. A 52-page booklet on understanding and correcting stream bank erosion problems. The book focuses on bioengineering techniques as advised by Robbin B. Sortir & Associates. Source: Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Georgia Soil and Water State Head Quarters, 4310 Lexington Road, P.O. Box 8024, Athens, GA 30603; or call (706) 542-3065; http://www.gaswcc.org/.

In Defense of Watershed: Protecting Your Community from Flooding without Dams. Including Case Study: "The Demise of the Dark Hollow Dam". This book explains solutions on conservation with step-by-step directions. Main Office, P.O. Box 326, Washington Crossing, PA 18977; or call (215) 269-1188; http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/

Landscape Restoration Handbook. 1993. Technical reference on ecological restoration and recommendations for native plant species in broad ecological regions. Written by Donald Harker, Sherri Evans, Marc Evans, and Kay Harker; published by Lewis Publishers; (ISBN # 0-87371-9529-2); http://www.amazon.com/.

Riparian Forest Buffers. A 20-page guide to the functions and design of riparian forest buffers for protection and enhancement of water resources. Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Resource Management, PO Box 6775, Radnor, PA 19087-8775; or call (610) 975-4111; http://www.fs.fed.us/.

Riparian Buffer Strategies for Urban Watersheds. 1996. Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Provides guidelines for using riparian buffers to mitigate stream impacts in urban areas. It investigates pollutant removal potential and prevention techniques associated with chemical, biological and physical processes in buffers and offers design recommendations. Source: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 N. Capitol St. N.E., Suite 300, Washington, DC20002-4226; or call (202) 962-3200; http://www.mwcog.org/.

Riparian Forest Buffers: Function and Design for Protection and Enhancement of Water Resources. 3rd edition. 1996. A 20-page guide to the function and design of riparian forest buffers for protection and enhancement of water resources. Produced by the U.S. Forest Service. Source: U.S. Government Printing Office; 732 N, Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20401; or call (202) 512-1800; http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.

Site Planning For Urban Stream Protection. 1996. This 232-page handbook presents a watershed approach to site planning. It examines nonstructural approaches to reducing pollutant loads and protecting aquatic resources. Source: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 N. Capitol St. N.E., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002-4226; or call (202) 962-3200; http://www.mwcog.org/.

Stream Corridor Restoration. This document is a result of a cooperative effort among fifteen Federal agencies and partners to produce a common reference on stream corridor restoration. It responds to a growing public interest in restoring stream corridors. This document encapsulates the rapidly expanding body of knowledge related to stream corridors and their restoration and encourages locally led, public involvement in restoration planning and implementation. Source: NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161; or call (800) 553-6847; http://www.ntis.gov/.

Stream Habitat Improvement Handbook. 1992. A 29-page technical handbook on how to correct and/or improve habitat deficiencies with in stream structure designs. Includes diagrams and color pictures. Source: U.S. Forest Service, Southern Region, 1720 Peachtree Rd., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30367-9102; or call (404) 347-4064; Publication No. R8-TP 16; http://www.fs.fed.us/.

Urban Subwatershed Restoration Manual. 2004. Presented in a series or 11 books, this manual is a practitioners guide to resotring urban watersheds. Each manual includes information on watershed restoration techniques for use by planners, engineers, stream biologists and municipal officials. Detailed field methods, specifications, costs, applicability and tips on implementation are included. Source: Center for Watershed Protection, 8390 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Ellicott City, MD 21403; or call (410)461-8323; http://www.cwp.org/.

Willow Planting for Riparian Habitat Improvement. 1984. A 21-page technical guide designed for field personnel who wish to plant willows, an easily obtainable low-cost vegetation, to improve streamside habitat. Source: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161; or call (703) 487-4650 or (800) 553-6847; Technical Note #363; http://www.ntis.gov/.

 
 
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