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Watershed Condition Classification Interactive Map

August 2011

Watershed Condition Framework
Watershed Condition Classification Technical Guide
Watershed Condition Classification Interactive Map

Results of the Forest Service’s Watershed Condition Classification are online through a new interactive mapping Web site. The maps are the first products in the agency’s Watershed Condition Framework, which is the first national assessment of watershed conditions across all 193 million acres of National Forest System lands.


NEMI - National Environmental Methods Index

The National Environmental Methods Index is a free, searchable clearinghouse of methods and procedures for monitoring water, sediment, air, and tissues. It is sponsored by the EPA and USGS. The tool can be used to compare and contrast performance, costs, and methodologies as well as verify field and laboratory protocols or procedures. Now, it can also be used to gauge a method's "greenness" profile. The profile is summarized by a four quadrant circle that is colored green if it meets criteria for being environmentally friendly with respect to hazardous waste; PBT-persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic; corrosive; and waste amount.

Example of water analysis