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Stream and Wetlands Publications

Scroll through this page for information on books and videos on stream monitoring, restoration, and wetland protection; the SOS water quality monitoring data sheet; archived Wetland Sights and Sounds newsletters; and wetland fact sheets.

STREAM MONITORING

Watershed Stewardship Action
KitWatershed Stewardship Action Kit (series of fact sheets that comes in a folder)
The Watershed Stewardship Action Kit is designed for volunteers, students and landowners who want to make a difference in their communities. The kit covers watershed ecology, water quality problems, and actions individuals and groups can take to conserve watersheds. Educational fact sheets address stream and wetland ecology, water monitoring, and federal regulations. Action fact sheets teach the reader to fundraise, organize watershed cleanups, reduce water usage at home, survey watersheds, and monitor water quality. This publication includes the instructions and data form for the Izaak Walton League's biological stream monitoring method. Use this resource to start your own watershed stewardship projects or to teach others about the importance of water conservation. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.

Field Guide to Aquatic MacroinvertebratesField Guide to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
This handy reference tool is designed to help volunteer monitors identify aquatic macroinvertebrates when conducting water quality surveys. The laminated brochure is convenient and durable for outdoor use. The diagrams of the macroinvertebrate larvae and adults are grouped by biological type and display common features that characterize each animal. Symbols indicate the relative sensitivity categories (sensitive, less sensitive, and tolerant) based on the general Save Our Streams classification system. Most macroinvertebrates are identified to the order level for easy and accurate identification in the field. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.

Guide to
Aquatic Insects and CrustaceansGuide to Aquatic Insects and Crustaceans
An updated version of the original Save Our Streams Monitor’s Guide to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates, this 64-page fully illustrated guide is designed to enable anyone to identify aquatic insects and crustaceans. It includes a dichotomous key, detailed description of each organism, and tips for proper identification. A handy resource for anglers, students, biologists, or anyone else spending time near rivers and streams. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.

SOS for America's Streams: A Guide to
Water Quality MonitoringSOS for America's Streams: A Guide to Water Quality Monitoring (VHS or DVD)
A 28-minute video in VHS or DVD that demonstrates biological stream monitoring methods, macroinvertebrate identification techniques, and how to adopt a stream. Great for training volunteers or introducing schools or community groups to monitoring. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.

Volunteer Trainer's HandbookVolunteer Trainer's Handbook
This publication is a 110-page three-ring-binder handbook for coordinating a stream biological monitoring program. It includes an overview of steps to design your monitoring network; set project goals; enlist and train volunteers; collect, manage, and use stream data; budgeting; and fundraising. Appendixes include monitoring instructions, data forms, macroinvertebrate identification card, and an extensive bibliography. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.


STREAM RESTORATION

A Handbook for Stream Enhancement and
StewardshipA Handbook for Stream Enhancement and Stewardship
A basic resource that will help individuals, groups, organizations, companies, communities, and others plan and carry out environmentally sound, cost-effective stream corridor assessment, enhancement, and stewardship programs. This resource provides a solid foundation by which volunteers may become informed observers, advocates, and organizers of stream enhancement programs and participants in their implementation. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.

Restoring America's Streams (Video)Restoring America's Streams (Video)
A 28-minute video that shows how to become a "stream doctor" and cure sick streams. The video explains stream processes and causes of stream instability. Demonstrates techniques for restoring streams using native vegetation and features case studies of successful projects. Good companion video to the Restoration Handbook. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.


WETLANDS

Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and
SustainabilityHandbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability
This 288-page handbook explains wetland ecology, functions and values. It provides tips for organizing your community to monitor, conserve and restore local wetlands. Includes wetland definitions, ecology, functions and values, monitoring instructions, wetland project ideas, regulatory avenues for wetland protection, case studies and an updated and extensive resource section. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.

Wetlands Stewardship: A Call to Action
(Video)Wetlands Stewardship: A Call to Action (Video)
This 28 minute video serves as a companion to the Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability. The video can be used to motivate citizens, educators, planners, government, business leaders and students to participate in the conservation of our nations wetland resources. The video demonstrates the importance of wetlands to the environment and shows activities that have been initiated in communities across the country. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.


GENERAL/EDUCATION

Hands-on Save Our Streams: Science
Projects GuideHands-on Save Our Streams: Science Projects Guide
by Karen Firehock. Contains project ideas, monitoring instructions and information about stream ecology. Takes students through the steps to plan a successful science fair or community project. Includes monitoring instructions and data forms. Recommended for grades six through 12. Available through McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 800-233-8787, www.mwpubco.com/conservation.htm.

Save Our Streams Water Quality Monitoring Data Sheet
Get the most up-to-date version of our biological monitoring data sheet (PDF link).

Wetland Fact Sheets

 
 
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