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Watersheds, lakes and streams

Fields to Streams: Managing Water in Rural Landscapes

Fields to Streams details connections between land use, runoff, and water quality in rural landscapes. The two-part book highlights practices to improve and protect rural streams and shows how land management can affect the rate of runoff that shapes them.

The living shore: Best management practices for shoreland vegetation

This video reviews benefits of shoreland vegetation and provides information on re-establishing vegetative strips along shorelines. (16:49)

Managing crops and animals near shoreland

Nonpoint source pollution from crops and animals have the potential to send nutrients and organic matter into surface water. Find out about best practices for managing run off into lakes and streams.

Preserving wetlands

Amphibians and migratory birds depend on wetland fringes that border lakes and streams for nesting and food. Wetlands also provide flood control. Find out about the value of wetlands and the costs and benefits of preserving them.

Shoreland restoration: A growing solution

Natural shorelines help protect water quality and wildlife habitat and restore natural functions to their shorelines. (15:30)

Water conservation: Managing our precious liquid asset

Stresses the economic savings, improved wastewater treatment, and reduction in chemical use that result from conservation. (21:45)

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