Wetlands Restoration Links by State Links - K through N
Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
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Select the first letter of the state for which you seek information:
Kansas Partners for Fish and Wildlife: Site briefly discusses Kansas wetlands and programs aimed at protecting and restoring them. This site is nice to look at, but the information is not very complete. Check out the link to Verdigris River Riparian Project if you go here.
Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative: Describes large-scale conservation and restoration initiative for the lower Mississippi River, includes contact information. Not much information, but may provide a good reference.
Clean Water Action Plan: Describes Kentucky's methods for assessing "critical watershed" status to waters of the state.Reference information, no restoration information.
Wetland Mitigation Guidelines: Reference information for Kentucky's wetland mitigation guidelines. Reference information to assist mitigators, no real restoration information.
The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program: This partnership between EPA and the state of Louisiana was created under the National Estuary Program. The program's charter was to develop a coalition of government, private, and commercial interests to identify problems, design pollution control strategies, recommend corrective actions, and seek implementation commitments for the preservation of Louisiana's Barataria and Terrebonne basins. The program focuses on developing sustained citizen involvement in activities such as educational field trips, vegetation planting campaigns, and cleanup efforts. The web site also provides wetland-related scientific and educational materials. This site would be useful for anyone seeking scientific information on the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary or for groups interested in visiting the estuary for themselves.
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana: The Coalition was created to restore and preserve the delta ecosystem of the Mississippi River Delta. The coalition has raised awareness of the need to restore the delta; played a major role in selecting restoration projects under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act; and worked to eliminate problems standing in the way of project completion. This site provides information on getting involved in Louisiana coastal restoration and publishes newsletters and reports highlighting coastal restoration.
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources: Save Louisiana Wetlands: This web site offers information about the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Division's Save Louisiana's Wetlands program. The many facets of the program are outlined in detail. This site would be useful for anyone interested in wetland protection, particularly along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
Southeastern Louisiana University Wetlands Research Laboratory: This is the home page for this wetlands research group. It highlights a bald cypress swamp restoration, offers volunteer opportunities, includes contacts, and includes links to other sites, including a wetlands biogeochemistry page. This site is entertaining and informative. There are some great photographs here as well.
Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation: This site offers information on many different projects within the Lake Ponchartrain basin area, including links to WMAs, etc., many provide contact information. Some of the graphics here may not work, but there is a lot of information. Make sure you check out "Everyday ways to help save our lake", and "Learn about the lake" (where the projects are listed). This comprehensive site is definitely worth a visit.
Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative: A description of the large-scale habitat protection and restoration program. Highlight problems, actions taken, groups involved, and includes contact information. Informative, though not completely thorough.
Tensas River Basin Initiative: Similar format to above site. Informative, though not completely thorough.
Gulf Coast Marsh Ecosystem Restoration/Management/Protection: Description of a large scale project that includes contact information, information on portions of the project already underway, suggestions for where research is still needed. This is another complete, informative site.
Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Wetland Conservation Plan: Brief description of a project under way to restore wetlands. Includes participating groups, contact information. Not much in the way of restoration information here, but may provide a reference if you're working in this area.
Louisiana DNR: restoration projects by parish: Listing of Louisiana coastal restoration projects according to parish (in LA, the state is organized into parishes instead of counties). Some have links to documents in Acrobat format, most are just a project name and other state use codes. Good resource for finding out what's out there, but not a lot of information.
Louisiana DNR: The Louisiana DNR home page. Links to Atchafalaya Basin program and coastal wetland restoration program.Nice looking page, and helpful. Has some nice links, too.
USGS Programs in Louisiana: USGS page highlights several initiatives in Louisiana in a general overview format. Contact information follows at the bottom of the page. Great site for an overview of wetland projects in the state.
Louisiana Coastal Restoration Web Site: Information on coastal restoration projects. This site is very complete, it has many sections which can be explored to highlight different projects.
Overview of Coastal Wetland Issues and Problems: As title says. USACE page lists federal wetlands policies and programs. Good overview of federal role.
Goal Setting and Success Criteria for Coastal Habitat Restoration (Conference): Click on Landscape Characterization and Restoration to learn about this program to aid coastal restoration projects with ecological, land-use, and regulatory information. If you are planning a coastal wetland restoration, this may be helpful.
Louisiana DNR: listing of projects by restoration technique: Same as above sight listing by parish, but organized according to restoration type. If you're looking for similar projects, this is the easiest way to find them.
Problems, Challenges, and Experiences in Coastal Restoration, Protection, and Creation: As title appropriately suggests, this USACE paper outlines problems, challenges, experiences and suggestions for coastal restoration. Fairly informative. Look here if you're considering a coastal restoration.
Subsidence: implications for coastal wetland restoration in Louisiana: Discusses various options for alleviating subsidence problems. Interesting and complete discussion of the problem and potential solutions.
Tensas River Basin Initiative: Discusses problems, actions taken, stakeholders and provides contacts. Good overview of a problem and solutions.
Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station: Home page for this Southeastern Louisiana University research station. They study wetland restoration here and provide a bit of information and contacts. Little actual restoration information, but contacting the directors may provide you with a lot of information.
Backfilling Canals to Restore Louisiana Wetlands: Scientific paper discussing methodology and success of filling canals as short term mitigation/restoration technique. Complete discussion, good reference.
Policy Considerations for Recycling Wastewater Through Hydrologically Altered Wetlands: Discusses three case studies to be analyzed to determine feasibility of discharging secondarily treated effluent through them. Includes contact information. May provide useful information if this is a component of your restoration project.
The Use of Sediment Diversions in Fluvial Powered Wetland Restorations: Discussion of a technique of wetland restoration.Discussion is very complete. If you're exploring methodology, look here.
Vegetative Responses to Implementation of Cameron-Creole in Southwestern Louisiana, an Ecosystem-based Watershed Project: Discusses this specific project-mostly vegetation mapping. Provides an example of compromise in design of a restoration project to accommodate various interests.
BRD Activities in Louisiana: Outlines biological research projects in Louisiana. Some have links, but there is no contact information on this main page. Lets you know what's out there, but not much additional information.
Status Report on the Crevasse Program at Delta National Wildlife Refuge: Discussion of the success of creating marsh areas along the Mississippi River through man-made crevasses (breaks in levees). Good discussion of a successful program.
Friends of Scarborough Marsh: This site details the efforts of a coalition of private citizens and organizations working to protect Scarborough Marsh, a 3,100-acre salt marsh just south of Portland, Maine. This site provides detailed information about the marsh and why it needs to be restored.
The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment: The mission of the Gulf of Maine Council is to maintain and enhance environmental quality in the Gulf of Maine and to allow for sustainable resource use by existing and future generations. The web site provides links to habitat restoration grants, a discussion forum, and a calendar of events. This site would be useful for anyone planning a restoration effort in the Gulf of Maine or seeking to learn more about restoration efforts there.
How Are They Doing?: status of wetland banking agreements and activities: EPA Region 1 overview of wetland banking activities listed by state. Not much information, but lets you know what ideas are out there.
Bureau of Land and Water Quality (Maine): This is Maine's BLWQ home page that links to grant information, watershed information, the state DEP site (with regs), and much more information. Not much restoration information, but links to a lot of other potentially helpful information.
Coastal Habitat Restoration, overview: Overview of several New England marsh restoration efforts and other similar efforts. Page gives you access to the complete report in Acrobat form. Links to a Gulf of Maine web page. Very complete discussion-even in the overview. This will be an important source of information for any similar projects.
Gulf of Maine-Council on the Marine Environment: Overview of Gulf of Maine watershed with color maps and diagrams, contacts, calendar of events. Beautiful, well-organized site with lots of information on the gulf; no restoration information, though.
Bates College Environmental Studies Program: Overview of this academic department in a Maine college. Information that might be helpful in the professor profiles and contact information. No additional information, though.
Big Bog Wetland Restoration: Brief form overview of this wetland restoration project with contact information. There isn't much information here, but contacting the state biologist listed on the page might provide you some additional information.
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: Alien Invaders: Alien Invaders is a special feature presented in the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Journal. The article describes six common invaders to the bay and also provides a watch list of other problematic plants and animals becoming more prevalent in the Chesapeake Bay area. This site would be useful for anyone interested in working to prevent destruction by alien species.
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Conservation Landscaping: A BayScapes Homeowner's Guide: This site provides a practical step-by-step guide to creating Chesapeake Bay beneficial landscaping. This site addresses environmentally sound lawns, lawn alternatives, tree and shrub selection, and pest management. This site would be useful to any homeowner who wishes to create environmentally friendly landscaping in their backyard.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation: This foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the Chesapeake Bay through education and environmental protection and restoration. This site provides news and resources about the bay, opportunities to get involved in restoration activities, environmental education materials, and a report of the status of the bay. Would be useful to people seeking information about the Chesapeake Bay, the steps being taken to restore it, and what they can do to help.
Environmental Concern, Inc.: This Maryland based, nonprofit organization provides a variety of wetland services, including design consulting, construction, native wetland nursery plants, educational materials, professional courses, and horticultural research. This site provides information useful for people working with on-the-ground restoration projects.
The Maryland Department of the Environment Wetlands and Waterways Program: This web page includes extensive information about Maryland's efforts to protect and restore wetlands. This site discusses Maryland's Wetland Conservation Plan and restoration initiatives; it also offers an extensive list of training and education resources. Would be useful to anyone wanting to view an example of a successful state-level wetland management program.
Maryland Surf Your Watershed: This web site contains information catalogued on a watershed basis to assist with watershed planning, management, conservation, and restoration projects. Information provided by the site includes watershed indicators of human stressors (including wetland losses), watershed profiles, restoration action strategies, and a bibliography of watershed documents. This site would be useful for anyone seeking information, strategies, and data on restoring watersheds.
The Chesapeake Bay Program: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/index.cfm) Page which provides significant background on the Bay and highlights projects under way. There is a lot of information here; this is a site you should get lost in. Make sure to check out the "Tributary Strategies" page, and the "nutrient reduction practices" link from that page.
Massachusetts Wetlands Restoration Program: The Massachusetts Wetlands Restoration Program (MWRP) was established in 1994 within the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) to implement a voluntary non-regulatory) program for restoring the Commonwealth’s wetlands. MWRP inventories wetlands restoration sites within watersheds and coastal regions, and facilitates the implementation of priority restoration projects through its GROWetlands (Groups Restoring Our Wetlands) Initiative. Once a restoration project is accepted into the program, MWRP, in collaboration with its many federal, corporate, and non-profit partners, works with the project sponsor to provide or obtain whatever assistance – financial, technical, monitoring or other support - is required to complete the project.
The Buzzard's Bay Project Natural Estuary Program Wetland Protection Page: This web page provides a wide range of information on the Buzzard's Bay Project in Massachusetts. Information includes specific steps planned to restore this estuary, constructed and restored wetland information, and program partnership information. This site is a good example of a current large-scale estuary protection program.
Status of Wetland Banking Agreements and Activities: Brief note on Massachusetts' stand on wetland banking. Informational note.
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary: Home page for this sanctuary that contains wetlands. This may provide reference wetland information.
Blackstone River National Heritage Corridor: Describes the factors polluting the river, and efforts underway to restore it, with contact information. Good overview.
Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists: Resource for wetland scientists in New England. May provide contacts and restoration information specific to this area of the country.
Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management: Resource for coastal programs; includes contact information. Specific to coastal problems.
Bureau of Resource Protection: wetlands and waterways program: State page outlining programs in wetlands and waterways protection. Includes policy information and contacts. Good resource, not much restoration information.
The Huron River Watershed Council: This coalition of Huron Valley residents and local governments was established under Michigan's Local River Management Act. Its members seek to protect, rehabilitate, and sustain the Huron River System. The site provides information on programs offered and opportunities to get involved, and is an example of a community-based watershed and wetland protection program.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Wetland Page: This site contains information on wetland identification, regulation, permits, restoration, and education, as well as links to other wetland information. It contains a broad range of information from basic descriptions of wetlands to how to obtain a permit and other technical topics.
The Rouge River Project. The Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project is a comprehensive program to manage wet weather pollution to restore the water quality of the Rouge River. The identification, protection, and restoration of wetland habitat in Michigan's Rouge River watershed is an important component of the ongoing Rouge River Project. Check out this web site to learn about the Project's subwatershed wetland protection plans and other efforts to meet the project's wetland goals.
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. This group of citizens, lake associations, businesses, and resort visitors works to protect the waters of northern Michigan. The Council seeks to maintain the environmental integrity and economic and aesthetic values of the lakes, streams, wetlands, and ground water of northern Michigan. The council provides water quality analysis and modeling, technical and consultation services, and conservation and resource planning to Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet counties in Northern Michigan.
Evolution of Streambank Stabilization and Watershed Restoration in Northern Michigan: Discusses the changes in methodologies of streambank stabilization in Michigan, and provides contact information. Helpful if you're looking to do this type of work.
Habitat Development on Industrial and Private Property: The St. Clair Waterways for Wildlife Program: Discusses the Waterways for Wildlife Program's initiation, accomplishments, etc, and provides contact information. Good resource.
Restoration of Saginaw Bay Coastal Wetlands in Michigan: Another account of this restoration project. Provides some reports and good background information.
Michigan Sea Grant Wetland Ecology and Restoration Project Archive: Archive of past research projects conducted by Michigan Sea Grant on wetland ecology and restoration. Brief overview.
Minnesota Waterfowl Association. This nonprofit organization preserves, restores, develops, enhances, and protects Minnesota's wetlands and associated uplands through public education, legislative initiatives, and projects to benefit waterfowl, wildlife, and the environment. The site has information on stream restoration workshops, as well as technical information. This site would be useful for anyone wishing to get involved in wetland restoration in Minnesota, or as an example of what a community can accomplish if it works together.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Wetland Restoration. This website gathers and provides information on Minnesota's wetlands, including funding and technical assistance and conservation practices. The site offers information of particular interest to Minnesota farmers who are interested in conserving wetlands.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Stream Habitat Program. This program gathers and provides information on Minnesota's 90,000 miles of rivers and streams, helping to protect and restore them. The site offers a link to many publications that would useful for restoration projects; the publications address topics such as native and exotic plants, ecosystem restoration, and wetland protection. This site would be useful for anyone interested in restoration in northern climates.
Minnesota Waters. Minnesota Waters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Minnesotans keep their lakes and streams healthy. The organization seeks to complete this mission by connecting people with restoration projects, monitoring water quality, and encouraging conservation of riverside lands. This site would be useful for anyone seeking information on river restoration in Minnesota or looking for encouraging stories of past successes.
University of Minnesota Duluth Peatland/Wetland Restoration and Creation Research. This site provides information from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, on peatland and wetland restoration research, including current projects, reports, and publications. This site is useful for anyone seeking information on peatland and wetland restoration and creation in Minnesota.
University of Minnesota Restoration and Reclamation Review. This site provides a listing of on-line student journals from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, with restoration/reclamation-related articles from 1996 through 2003. This site is useful for anyone seeking journal articles on large-scale restorations; agricultural, urban, and residential landscapes; drastically altered land; and environments with low resiliency.
Evaluation of Restored Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region: This web page serves as an invitation to aid in a large scale study of wetland restoration in this multi-state area. Includes information on who to contact to get involved in the study. If your project encompasses part of this region, this USGS study could use your data.
The Rebirth of Stang Lake: This site gives an overview of a wetland restoration project from the site's initial degradation through its completion, and gives contact information. This is an excellent example of a start-to-finish wetland restoration. The methodology included is understandable, and contact information will enable you to get more information on the status of the project.
Prairie Pothole Joint Venture: The Prairie Pothole Joint Venture protects, restores, and enhances high priority wetland/grassland habitat to help sustain populations of waterfowl and other birds. This is a brief description of a project with budgeting information and contact information. Beautiful pages on this site, there are several other interesting projects throughout the Prairie Pothole Region.
Protecting the Mighty Mississippi at its Source: Brief article in the Nonpoint Source News-Notes discusses a community effort to ensure high water quality at the source of the Mississippi River in Minnesota. Restoration information focuses on reducing non-point-sources, and controlling erosion.
Restoring Wetland Habitat at Duluth's Grassy Point: Thorough discussion of a wetland restoration project with concepts (history, restoration techniques, photographs, etc...) divided into separate page links. This site is well-organized and very informative.
Minnesota River Basin: This site delineates watersheds of the basin and links to projects within the basin. Lots of information, another good site.
Watershed Organizations and Projects in the Minnesota River Basin: Outlines several projects within the basin and gives contact information. Descriptions are brief, but may be a great resource in this region.
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District: Page that details projects going on in the basin. Not much restoration information, but may be a good resource.
Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area: Briefly describes restoration program for these rivers. Little information, but may provide you with a resource in this area.
Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Fact Sheet: Describes program goals, costs, and implementation strategies. Description is brief, this is just informational.
Land Protection Options: a handbook for Minnesota landowners: Information on how landowners can restore their land under a cost-share program. Great program, and good source of information if you could deal with this type of work.
Wetland Creation in a Transportation Corridor: A paper reviewing a wetland creation program lining a highway in Cambridge, Minnesota. Interesting project, very complete analysis.
Prairie Pothole Region Ecosystem Assessment: Brief description of problems and actions taken, with contact information.Form style description without much in-depth information.
Weaver Bottoms Wetland Restoration Project: USACE form description of a wetland restoration project. Little information.
Innovative alternative for wetlands restoration: transport and distribution of dredged material by hovercraft: Description of innovative methodology. There is not much information on the effectiveness of this method of restoration, but this note is informative.
Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Wetland Conservation Plan: Brief form description of this large-scale restoration project, with contact information. Good resource.
Missouri Department of Natural Resources Wetlands Page. This site provides descriptions of plants and animals often present in Missouri wetlands, as well as information on the restoration and management of both large and small wetlands. This site would be useful to anyone wishing to learn more about wetlands or looking for easy-to-understand methods of restoring wetlands.
Missouri Stream Team. Missouri's Stream Team program is an opportunity for residents near the Missouri River to get involved in river and stream conservation. Stream Team volunteers monitor water quality, conduct stream cleanups and restoration projects, and teach the public on how to better preserve our streams. This site provides practical information for Missouri Stream Team members as well as those wishing to get involved in the Stream Team program.
MoRAP Project: Restoration and Protection of Missouri River Wetlands: The objective of this project is to aid protection and restoration efforts along the Missouri River by creating up-to-date digital data outlining the location and type of existing wetlands and potential restoration sites. Great information on the project, including the final report and maps.
Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative: This is a description of a large-scale restoration effort which includes parts of Missouri. Highlights environmental problems, actions taken, stakeholders, and contacts. This is a brief, but informative description.
University of Missouri Center for Agricultural, Resource, and Environmental Systems: Home page for this educational center."Current Projects" lists a few wetlands-related projects, mostly this center may be able to provide you with a resource.
Wetlands Reserve Program (Missouri Overview): Provides background information on Missouri wetlands history, current wetlands needs, restoration underway, including contact information. Great background information.
Montana Water. This site, designed and maintained by the Montana Water Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, serves as a comprehensive resource for those working with Montana water resources. The site includes an on-line database of technical watershed resources, a database of grants and other funding resources, information about policy and legislation, educational resources, and links to maps and other resources. This site would be useful for anyone looking for information about water issues in Montana and other northwestern states.
Evaluation of Restored Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region: Description of prairie potholes, and invitation to participate in study of restored potholes, with contact information. Nice brief description.
Stream Restoration for Wildlife Habitat in Park County, Montana: Description of stream restoration project to restore habitat for Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Park County, Montana. The collaborative effort involved two Park County ranches, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Brief description, including intended outcomes.
Prairie Pothole Joint Venture: The Prairie Pothole Joint Venture protects, restores, and enhances high priority wetland/grassland habitat to help sustain populations of waterfowl and other birds. This is a brief description of a project with budgeting information and contact information. Beautiful pages on this site, there are several other interesting (non-Montana) projects throughout the Prairie Pothole Region.
The Blackfoot Challenge: Home page for a grassroots effort to protect the Blackfoot River. Has a project locations map and a list of projects, includes contact information. Not much restoration information, projects are listed with no descriptions. May provide a good resource if contacted.
Montana Department of Environmental Quality's Wetland Program: Information from the state agency responsible for leading wetland conservation activities statewide. The site provides a information about Montana wetlands, a strategic framework for wetland and riparian ara conservation, links to other reports and publications for Montana, information on trainings, and maps. Great site for those interested in wetland conservation in Montana.
Montana Partners for Fish and Wildlife: Program Overview: Overview and introductory page for this web site. Gives general goals, links to sites that describe specific restoration projects and contacts. Great site for Montana, there is a lot of information to be found here.
DCAN Projects and Accomplishments: Very brief note on a cooperative effort to restore Funk Lagoon in the Nebraska Rainwater Basin. May provide a lead to information, but no additional information.
How You Can Become a Partner in the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture: Gives a brief background on the restoration project, then lists physical labor needs, funding needs, and contact people. Great site if you're looking for a project to become involved in.
An Implementation Plan for the Rainwater Joint Venture: Goes through an introduction, background information, and the development and implementation of this management plan. Very complete source of information.
Ducks Unlimited Nevada Conservation Projects: Description of efforts to restore wetlands in Nevada in support of waterfowl. Provides links to DU projects across the state.
Incline Village, Nevada: Description of an effort to restore stream flows reaching Lake Tahoe. Description is brief, but provides good details.
New Hampshire Wetlands Bureau: Information on wetland protection in New Hampshire; includes forms, fact sheets, calendar of wetland-related events. No information specific to restoration, but good source of state wetlands information.
Status of Wetland Banking Agreements and Activities: One-sentence synopsis of NH activities regarding wetland mitigation policy. May lead you to additional information.
Ducks Unlimited New Jersey Conservation Projects: Description of efforts to restore wetlands in New Jersey in support of waterfowl. Provides links to DU projects across the state.
Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI): MERI conducts and sponsors research in ecology, environmental science, and information technology that might benefit estuarine systems in northeastern New Jersey. Digital Meadowlands, an on-line information system that contains interactive maps, satellite images, field data, and an environmental reports catalog, is accessible through this site, as well as a list of current and past research sponsored by MERI. This site would be useful to anyone looking for technical resources for estuarine restoration.
New Jersey Conservation Success through the Wetlands Reserve Program: Description of several Wetlands Reserve Program projects in the state, including the largest WRP project in the Northeast, which protected and restored 2,200 acres of wetland habitat. Descriptions of several success stories are brief.
Status of Wetland Banking Agreements and Activities: One-sentence synopsis of NJ activities regarding wetland mitigation policy. May lead you to additional information.
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association: Page describes an environmental education center. No restoration information, but may be a good resource for school wetland projects.
BLM Wetlands Restoration within the Cebolla Wilderness: Description of efforts to restore 200 acres of riparian area in Cebolla Canyon in the Cebolla Wilderness. Description is brief.
New Mexico Department of Environment Watershed Protection. The goal of New Mexico's Watershed Protection Division is to develop and implement a program that will reduce human-induced pollutants from nonpoint sources entering surface and ground waters. The site provides information on wetland permits as well as funding opportunities for wetland restoration. This site is beneficial to people wishing to gain information about undertaking wetland restoration work in New Mexico.
Finger Lakes Landscapes: Landscaping for Water Quality. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County developed this site to educate landowners about landscaping methods that help to protect water quality. The site provides easy-to-understand, practical efforts for private landowners.
The Green County Soil and Water Conservation District. This New York Conservation District maintains a stream restoration web page detailing the numerous projects they are undertaking. The site offers maps, photos, and other details. This site provides useful stream restoration-related resources and a list of training courses.
Hudson-Raritan Estuary Restoration Project. This project is sponsored by a partnership between Restore America's Estuaries and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The web site provides information on the conditions in the estuary and volunteer and other efforts to restore the estuary. This site provides many ideas for hands-on project that can be undertaken to help restore the health of an estuary.
The New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program. This program is a multiyear effort to develop and implement a plan to protect, conserve, and restore the estuary. Several workgroups allow participants to focus on a specific aspect of estuary protection. The habitat restoration workgroup has recently released its 2001 Status Report, listing numerous priority sites to be acquired and restored. Most of the sites are wetlands. This site provides a good example of a large community-based restoration effort.
New York State Wetlands Forum. The Forum is a nonprofit group seeking to improve communication among people interested in wetlands and make available to Forum members and the public information that will increase their knowledge and understanding about wetlands. The Forum also calls attention to and objectively discusses local, statewide, regional, national, and global wetland issues as they relate to wetland issues in New York. This site offers on-line wetland publications, information about upcoming events, and summaries of wetland-related news and announcements.
Peconic Estuary Program The PEP is an innovative partnership of local, state, and federal governments, citizen and environmental groups, businesses and industries, and academic institutions.This site provides useful information on issues currently facing the bays and outlines the steps being taken to improve the state of the bays.
The Hudson River Estuary Management Action Plan: Complete action plan on line with contact information. An essential document to be familiar with if dealing with this ecosystem.
Status of Wetland Banking Agreements and Activities: One-sentence synopsis of NY activities regarding wetland mitigation policy. May lead you to additional information.
Riverkeeper: The Hudson: Home page for a non-profit organization dedicated to improving water quality in the Hudson River. This is a beautiful, well informed web site.
Carolina Estuary Reserve Foundation. The Foundation promotes state acquisition and protection of a diverse system of coastal natural areas to advance research, education, and partnerships. This site provides information about estuaries, the research being done by the Carolina Estuary Reserve Foundation, educational opportunities at the reserve, and efforts to protect estuaries.
Estuary Live. Estuary Live provides virtual field resources, including an electronic field trip, live video pages, and links pages for elementary, middle, high school, or college students. The web site also provides links to estuary related reference materials and lesson plans. This web site would be useful for teachers who wish to provide an interactive estuary experience to their students.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation. The federation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to protect and restore North Carolina's coastal environment, culture, and economy through citizen involvement in the management of coastal resources. The Coastal Federation supports volunteer supported wetland restoration efforts and projects to raise public awareness of the threats to coastal habitats. This site would be useful to people who want to get involved in restoration activities.
North Carolina Wetlands Restoration Program. The North Carolina Wetlands Restoration Program is an innovative, nonregulatory program established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1996 to restore wetlands, streams, and streamside (riparian) areas throughout the state. This site provides information about North Carolina's Watershed Planning, projects taking place within the state, legal regulations that address wetlands, and options for grant funding. This site would be useful for anyone looking for information on North Carolina's wetland restoration plans, or for anyone interested in undertaking a restoration project in North Carolina.
NC DENR Center for Geographic Information and Analysis: Site for access to geographic information on the state of North Carolina. Another great resource.
North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program: The NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program was created to collaborate with landowners to provide stream and wetland mitigation. The North Carolina Wetlands Restoration Program was absorbed into EEP. Site includes contact information, fact sheets, mitigation information, reports, and links to "River Basin Restoration Priority Plans," which describe the process of devising a plan and indicates intent to put plans on the web site. This site would be useful for anyone looking for information on North Carolina's stream and wetland restoration plans, or for anyone interested in undertaking a restoration project in North Carolina.
North Carolina Forest Service Stream Restoration: Description of stream restoration projects on NC Forest Service lands. Nice site, good reference information and contacts.
North Carolina State University Stream Restoration Program: The NC State University Stream Restoration Program is a team of faculty, staff, and students working to improve water quality and aquatic ecology through research, demonstration projects, and education. The site has links to technical resources, stream conferences, and river courses as well as restoration projects throughout the state. Another great resource.
RiverLink. This regional organization is spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place to work, live, and play. It includes a page on GIS Management Models to Assist Wetland Restoration Efforts in Buncombe and Haywood Counties, North Carolina. This web site would be useful for anyone seeking information on how to improve water quality in their local watershed. Suggested methods can be adapted for use in watersheds throughout the country.
WaterSHEDSS Wetland Management Plan: Complete document links to specific topics within page including a lot of information on wetland restoration and creation in the state. Lots of information here. Exhaustive source.
Wetland Restoration of Prior Converted Crop Land: Description of projects covered under the WRP. Maps, photographs, links to detailed information. Excellent page with lots of useful information.
Agreement between The State of North Carolina and The U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation concerning the implementation of the North Carolina Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program: Policy information from the state. Resource.
Pasquotank Basinwide Water Quality Management Plan: Complete document with links to chapters and sections. Contains maps, contact information. Very complete, good resource.
Cottonwood Lake Study Area: Details research at this site including some research into prairie potholes. Long description to read through, but there's a lot of good information in there.
Chase Lake Prairie Project: Description of prairie pothole origins, restoration program, and the Chase Lake Project in particular, with contact information. Excellent source of information. Page description of Chase Lake project has a lot of good information in it.
Devils Lake Flooding: Contains up-to-date information about the Devils Lake flooding problems, including management information and reports and studies. Good resource on Devils Lake.
Evaluation of Restored Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region: research design and overview: Discussion of methodology, successes and needs in prairie pothole restoration, including contact information. Good discussion.
North Dakota State Water Commission: Resource for ND. Site links to a few basin-wide projects. Good links-there is a lot of information in this site if you have the time to search for it.
Prairie Basin Wetlands of the Dakotas: a community profile: Lengthy piece of literature divided into chapters, which describes nearly everything you would want to know about prairie potholes. Section 5.4 goes into restoration and management.Excellent resource! Even tells you the proper way to site this internet resource in documents.
Prairie Pothole Region Ecosystem Assessment: Description of EPA program listing problems, actions taken, stakeholders, contacts. Straightforward description without much detailed information.