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Watershed Publications & Downloadable Files

Image: Cover of the Best Management Practices (BMP) volume 1. Best Management Practices (BMP)
National Best Management Practices for Water Quality Management on National Forest System Lands
Volume 1: National Core BMP Technical Guide (FS-990a); April 2012
4.94 MB PDF

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem (GDE) Field Guides:
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Level I Inventory Field Guide: Inventory Methods for Assessment and Planning (GTRWO-86a); March 2012
8.85 MB PDF

Alternative Format: Level I Field Guide formatted to print two pages on landscape-oriented letter-sized paper (original paper size for the printed version is very narrow and would unnecessarily waste paper if printed); March 2012
1.7 MB PDF

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Level II Inventory Field Guide: Inventory Methods for Project Design and Analysis (GTRWO-86b); March 2012
9.89 MB PDF

Photograph: guide cover showing a low-water crossing.

Aquatic Organism Passages

Low-Water Crossings: Geomorphic, Biological, and Engineering Design Considerations
USDA Forest Service, San DimasTechnology & Development Center/Engineering
July 2007; 350+ pages -- the 21 case studies are 200 of the pages
Downloadable 0625 1808P (Downloads by chapter)

Federal Stream Corridor Restoration Handbook:
Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practices. By the Federal Interagency Stream Restoration Working Group (FISRWG)(15 Federal agencies of the US gov't). GPO Item No. 0120-A; SuDocs No. A 57.6/2:EN 3/PT.653. ISBN-0-934213-59-3.FISRWG (10/1998).
Image:  cover art for Federal Stream Corridor Restoration Handbook.

Burned Area Emergency Response, BAER

Post-fire Treatment Effectiveness for Hillslope Stabilization
US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, RMRS-GTR-240, 2010; 62 p.
(pdf) 5 MB

Burned Areaa Emergency Response Treatments Catalog
US Forest Service, Watershed, Soil & Air Management, 0625 1801 - SDTDC, December 2006; 266p
(pdf) 131 MB

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Postfire Rehabilitation Treatments
US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, RMRS GTR-63, September 2000; 89 p
(pdf) 729 KB


Technical Guide to Managing Ground Water Resources
USDA Forest Service, Minerals & Geology Management/
Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air & Rare Plants/Engineering
May 2007; pdf (7.74 MB)

U.S.D.A. Forest Service Sourcebook of State Groundwater Laws in 2005
USDA Forest Service (2005) (rtf) 722 KB (pdf) 898 KB

Fish and Aquatic Ecology Unit - Publications

Stream Systems Technology Center - Publications


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