Toward a Watershed Approach: A Framework for Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, Protection, and Management


In keeping with the ongoing commitment of the Executive Office to ecosystem-based natural resource protection and management, Coastal America has developed this document on aquatic ecosystem protection and restoration throught watershed-based resource management approaches. The underlying themes that Coastal America wishes to emphasize are two-fold: (1) aquatic ecosystems, which are intrinisically related to the hydrogeologic characteristics of watersheds, are most effectively addressed in a watershed context; and (2) truly comprehensive watershed approaches can only succeed with the collaboration and cooperation of the full range of parties with jurisdiction over, and interest in, the resources at stake.


28 pages; available for download at the link below.


watershed protection, environmental protection