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Focus Area 2 Aquatic Pathways Assessment Summary Report (August 2012)
Lake Michigan Watershed Academy
Watershed Planning Handbook
The handbook is available, here.
You can order a free copy of the Handbook from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP). Contact NSCEP at 800-490-9198 or by e-mail. When requesting a copy of the Handbook, please refer to EPA document number: EPA 841-B-08-002.
Fundamentals of Urban Runoff Management
Center for Watershed Protection Releases Urban Stormwater Retrofit Practices Manual
2007. The key to restoring these watersheds lies in the practice of stormwater retrofitting, which involves subwatershed detective work, storm drain forensics and imaginative design. This manual outlines the basics of retrofits, describes the 13 unique locations where they can be found, and presents rapid methods to find, design and deliver retrofits to meet a wide range of subwatershed objectives. The concepts of retrofitting are illustrated in more than 75 figures, 150 photos, 60 tables and nine appendices.
To download this manual, click here.
A Local Ordinance to Protect Wetland Functions
Wetlands and Watersheds Article #4 (in a Six-part Series) - Center for Watershed Protection - Prepared for the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, EPA – December 2007. Authors: Beth Strommen, Karen Cappiella, David Hirschman, and Julie Tasillo. This article introduces a new type of model ordinance for local protection of wetlands. Existing federal and state wetland permitting programs address some direct impacts to wetlands, such as filling, but are not designed to regulate inputs of stormwater or other pollutants. Local development regulations can fill this gap in wetland protection since local governments typically have control over local land use regulations and decisions.
For a link to this document, click here.
Common Questions: Establishing Local Government Wetlands and Watershed Management Programs
by Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/06)
To download guide in PDF, click here.
Multi-Objective Wetland Restoration in Watershed Contexts
To view report in PDF, click here.