[Center for Watershed Protection] The Tools
of Watershed Protection. The Rapid Watershed Planning Handbook.
Article 27 from Chapter 2.
This article outlines the concept and purpose of each of the eight tools of watershed protection. It also provides specific application techniques and provides guidance for important choices that watershed managers face. Further information on these tools can be found at: http://www.cwp.org/tools_protection.htm
[Center for Watershed Protection] Watershed Protection
Audit. Do-It-Yourself Watershed Protection Kit. <http://www.cwp.org/Community_Watersheds/
This document contains an example of a watershed protection audit that enables a community to assess their watershed’s current watershed protection strategies. It evaluates the ability of a community to implement the Eight Watershed Protection Tools. The Center for Watershed Protection designed this audit to survey county engineers, planners and officials and encourages communities to modify the audit to best fit their watershed.
[Center for Watershed Protection] Elements of a Smart Watershed Program <http://www.cwp.org/SMART_WATERSHED_PROGRAM.htm>
Smart watersheds refer to 17 public sector programs that treat stormwater runoff, restore urban stream corridors and reduce pollution discharges in highly urban watersheds. The best means to integrate these programs is the small watershed plan, which analyzes the unique characteristics of each subwatershed, evaluates its restoration potential, and ranks and selects priority restoration practices for long term implementation.