Michigan Watershed Links:

A Work in Progress

Last Updated: 11 March, 2003

Updated sections contain UPDATE

Please send comments and suggestions to: Geoffrey Habron, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Department of Sociology, Michigan State University: habrong@msu.edu

Map of Michigan Watersheds - MI Department of Environmental Quality (Adobe Acrobat file)

4 March, 2003

WHAT? A new format???? Why?

The webpage contains information that fits into the following categories. These categories are based on initial research at MSU on user preferences for watershed website information and design. Please let me know what you think. If you would rather have the old format see: Old Format (this is not updated)

:)

Questions You Can Answer at this Website:

What is a watershed? What is watershed management?

Where is my watershed? What is going on in my watershed?

What are watershed issues?

What is my role?

What can I do (actions/solutions)?

Where can I go for more information?

 

What is a watershed?

What is a watershed? - EPA

EPA's Watershed Academy

EPA's Watershed Protection Approach

 

DEQ Watersheds

DEQ Watershed Management Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where is my watershed? What's going on in my watershed?

Surf Your Watershed - EPA Updated 23 January, 2003

Watershed Information Network - EPA Updated 23 January, 2003

Michigan maps and data online: Michigan State University

DEQ 303d interactive map-MSU Water Resources

Atlas of MI Project - Center for Remote Sensing and GIS

Watershed GIS and maps - DEQ Land and Water Division

DNR Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watershed Groups

Upper Peninsula

Lower Peninsula

Upper Peninsula

Pine Creek Watershed Project - Dickinson County

Updated 23 January, 2003

Fumee Creek Watershed Project - Dickinson County

Updated 23 January, 2003

 

 

Hamilton Creek Watershed Project - Dickinson County

Updated 23 January, 2003

Otter River Project- Michigan Tech University

Central Lake Superior Watershed Partnership (CLSWP) Updated 23 January, 2003

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve

Sturgeon/Otter River Watershed Council

Chocolay River Watershed Project

 

Lower Peninsula

Northwest Lower Peninsula (Northern Lake Michigan tributaries)

Northeast lower peninsula (Northern Lake Huron)

Southeast lower peninsula (Southern Lake Huron/Lake Erie tributaries)

Southwest lower peninsula (Southern Lake Michigan tributaries)

Northwest lower peninsula (Northern Lake Michigan tributaries)

Friends of the Jordan River Watershed

Crystal Lake Watershed Fund

 

 

 

The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay

Boardman River Project

Land Use Change and Water Quality in Grand Traverse Bay Watershed - MSU Land Transformation Model Updated 6 February, 2003.

 

 

 

Muskegon River Watershed Project - Annis Water Resources Institute

 

 

 

Muskegon River Big Rapids Dam Remnant Removal Project- City of Big Rapids

Muskegon River Initiative- Great Lakes Fishery Trust

Muskegon River Watershed Assembly

Muskegon River Watershed GIS databases - MSU Land Transformation Model Updated 6 February, 2003

Muskegon River Watershed Ecological Assessment and Restoration Project - MSU Land Transformation Model Updated 6 February, 2003

Muskegon River Ecosystem Model (MREM) - MSU Land Transformation Model Updated 6 February, 2003.

A Collaborative Approach to Understanding the Dynamics of the Muskegon Watershed: A Comprehensive Model, Risk Assessment and Tools for Use in Management - University of Michigan Updated 4 March, 2003.

 

 

 

Tip of the Mitt

Conservation Resource Alliance Updated 23 January, 2003

 

Pere Marquette

 

Northeast lower peninsula (Northern Lake Huron)

Au Sable River Anglers

HeadWaters Land Conservancy

 

 

 

Southeast lower peninsula (Southern Lake Huron/Lake Erie tributaries)

Detroit River Remedial Action Plan

Bean/Tiffin Watershed Coalition

Updated 4 March 2003

 

 

Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy

Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative

Flint River Watershed Coalition

Friends of the Shiawassee

River of Life - Southeastern Michigan

Saginaw Bay and Flint River Watershed - Genesee County MSU Extension

Rouge RiverWatershed - Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project

Mallet's Creek/Huron

Friends of the Rouge -

Rouge Education Project

Rouge Watershed Case Study - Eastern Michigan University

Updated 4 March 2003

Huron River Watershed Council

Friends of the Detroit River

Clinton River Watershed Council

 

Southwest lower peninsula (Southern Lake Michigan tributaries)

Little Rabbit River - success story article

 

 

Davis Creek Watershed - Kalamazoo Conservation District

Four Townships Water Resources Council

Augusta Creek Watershed Association Updated 23 January, 2003

Kalamazoo River Watershed - Kalamazooriver.net

 

York Creek Watershed Project

Bear Creek Watershed Project

   

 

Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (WRI)-watershed projects

Black River Monitoring Project- MI Lakes and Streams Association

 Lake Macatawa - Updated 23 January, 2003

 

 

Grand River Environmental Action Team

MSU Watershed Action Through Education and Research - MSU's watershed plan process

Wolf Creek -

Carrier Creek Updated 11 March, 2003

 Friends of the Looking Glass Updated 10 March, 2003

 Lower Grand River

Updated 4 March 2003

 

 Rogue River Watershed Project

 

 

Thornapple River Watershed Council Updated 7 March, 2003

Coldwater River Watershed Council - Thornapple River

     

 

Friends Of The St Joe River Association Inc

 

 

 Partnership for

Meeting Ecological and Agricultural Needs within the Dowagiac River System (MEANDRS)

 

What are the issues?

General

Michigan Water Quality Report (Year 2002 305(b) Report) Updated 23 January, 2003

Non-point Source Pollution Program

Water Quality Impaired Streams Report (2002) 303(d)

Human Health/Fish Advisories

Michigan Fish Advisory - Dept. Community Health

Fish Advisories - EPA Updated 23 January, 2003

 

Specific Watersheds

Water Quality Problems - Huron River Watershed Council

Sea Grant Purple Loosestrife Program

 

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)

Science Issues Conference - USGS Advisory Committee on Water Information

EPA TMDL Program

TMDL.org - Utah State University

TMDLs.net - Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators (ASIWPCA) and America's Clean Water Foundation (ACWF)

 Virginia TMDL Program

 Wisconsin TMDL Program

Kalamazoo River TMDL

 

 What's a TMDL? - Conservation Technology Information Center, Purdue University

DEQ Non-point Source Pollution Program

 

What is my role?

General

Specific Watersheds

General

Landowner Assessment and Project Evaluation (LOAPE) Program -University of Wisconsin - Cooperative Extension

Real People Real Places Ecosystem-based Works-in-Progress around Minnesota (MNDNR)

 Land Use Area of Expertise Team

Better Designs for Development in Michigan A Natural Resource-based Approach to Land Use Planning and Zoning Decisions

Agriculture

Michigan Farm Bureau

NutrientNet

RUSLE - On-Line Soil Erosion Assessment Tool - Michigan State University

Michigan Agricultural Stewardship Association

Michigan Wetlands Reserve Program

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

Buffer Strips:

Common Sense Conservation - USDA

Buffers are

common-sense conservation - Farm Bureau

Buffer Initiative - MI state contacts

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) - USDA

Michigan Right to Farm Act - MI Dept. of Ag

USDA Conservation Programs (Farm Services Agency)

Portions of the Conservation Reserve Program Manual [2-CRP (Rev. 3)] - Farm Bill Network

Conservation Reserve Program manual updates - Farm Bill Network

Making Our Nonpoint Source Pollution Education Programs Effective - Journal of Extension article

National Resources Inventory - USDA, NRCS

Water Quality: A Report of Progress by the USDA's Working Group on Water Quality (1997)

Farm*A*Syst - USDA and EPA

 

 

Sixth Watershed Heroes Field Training Workshop and Conference - Farm Bureau

 Michigan Department of Agriculture Environmental Stewardship

Agricultural Runoff Management - State of Wisconsin

The Water Quality Information Center at the National Agricultural Library
Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education/ Sustainable Agriculture Network

Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2000 - USDA

Animal feeding operations - EPA Region 5

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning Technical Guidance - USDA

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) - USDA

Michigan Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Water Quality of Tile Effluent on Stewardship Farm - University of Illinois

 

 

What can I do to help (actions/solutions)?

General

Specific Watersheds

Education

Practices

Water Quality Monitoring

Watershed Planning

Adopt-a-Stream

Stormwater

 

 

 

Practices

Selecting and Sizing Buffer Practices - NRCS

Riparian Buffers - Connecticut River Joint Commission

In and Around the Home - Huron River Watershed Council Updated 23 January, 2003

Livestock Fencing/Stream Stabilization/Sedimentation Pond - Bear Creek Watershed Project Updated 23 January, 2003

Stormwater

Stormwater Projects - Clinton River Watershed Council Updated 23 January, 2003

Water Quality Monitoring

Water Quality Monitoring - EPA Updated 23 January, 2003

EPA Volunteer Monitoring

EPA's Volunteer Stream Monitoring Methods Manual

Biological Indicator Organisms - Kentucky Water Watch, Kentucky Division of Water

The Stream Study -determine the water quality of a stream based on the collection and identification of stream-bottom macroinvertebrates. Izaak Walton League

Key to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Riparian Management System - Agroecology Issue Team of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Michigan

MI Groups Conducting stream monitoring: EPA site

Water Quality Monitoring and Research - The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay Updated 23 January, 2003

Water Quality Database - The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay Updated 23 January, 2003

Student Monitoring Program - Clinton River Watershed Council Updated 23 January, 2003

Water Watch - Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and Macatawa Area Coordinating Council Updated 23 January, 2003

Black River Monitoring Project- MI Lakes and Streams Association

Education/Outreach

Project FISH - Michigan State University Updated 11 March, 2003

Information and Education Campaign - Huron River Watershed Council Updated 23 January, 2003

Outreach and Education - The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay Updated 23 January, 2003

River Care Kids - Conservation Resource Alliance Updated 23 January, 2003

Educator's Page - Clinton River Watershed Council Updated 23 January, 2003

Clinton RiverWatch - Clinton River Watershed Council Updated 23 January, 2003

Student Monitoring Program - Clinton River Watershed Council Updated 23 January, 2003

Rouge Education Project - Friends of the Rouge

Public Education Plan - Portage/Arcadia Creeks Watershed Planning Project Updated 23 January, 2003

 

Watershed Stewardship Education Program - Oregon State University Extension

Watershed Education Resources on the Internet - Global Rivers Environmental Education Network

Watershed Outreach Materials - EPA Updated 23 January, 2003

 

Watersheds for Kids - EPA Updated 23 January, 2003

Adopt-a-Stream

Adopt-a-Stream - Huron River Watershed Council

Watershed Planning

Developing A Watershed Plan - MI Dept. of Env. Quality downloadable document

Conservation Easements - Saginaw Basin

Where can I go for more information?

General

Data, databases, maps and modeling tools - EPA Updated 23 January, 2003

National Water Quality Network - USDA Updated 23 January, 2003

Water Quality Standards and Criteria - EPA

Regulations and Policy

Regulations and Policy - EPA

 

 

Michigan State University

Federal Offices in Michigan

State

Watershed Groups

Funding

Multiple Partners

Local Conservation Districts

National Groups

 Fish

Great Lakes

Michigan NGOs

 Watershed Projects

 Other Michigan Universities

Drain Commissions

Agriculture

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)

General Watershed Links (EPA and others)

Other States

 

 

 

 

Specific Watersheds

Michigan River Network

 

Fish

Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fishermen's Association

Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council

Great Lakes Fish Tank - Great Lakes Fish Commission

Fishes of the Great Lakes - Wisconsin Sea Grant

EPA's Fish and Wildlife Contamination Program

Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (CORA) Updated Feb. 6 2003

Bay Mills Fisheries Division - Bay Mills Indian Community

Conservation programs

 

Funding

 

General

 Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Wetlands, Oceans, & Watersheds

EPA's Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental Results (WATERS)

USGS Water Resources of the United States

The Watershed Science Institute (WSSI) - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Center for Watershed Protection

Water Environment Research Foundation

Working On Watersheds - Rutgers University, Center for Environmental Communication

River Watch Network

 

Michigan State University

Community Development & Natural Resources Area of Expertise Teams - MSU Extension Updated 6 February, 2003

 Water Quality Area of Expertise Team- MSU Extension

Kellogg Biological Station - MSU Extension Land and Water Program:

 Land Use Area of Expertise Team Updated 6 February, 2003

Michigan Natural Features Inventory - MSU Extension Updated 6 February, 2003

Institute of Water Research

 Web-based Watershed Courses

The Watershed Post - Institute of Water Research Updated 6 February, 2003

 Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Department of Resource Development Updated 6 February, 2003

Land Transformation Model - combines geographic information systems, artificial neural network, geostatistical and remote sensing technologies to forecast land use change

Updated 6 February, 2003

Michigan's Drinking Water Resources - Groundwater Education in Michigan Updated 6 February, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 Other Michigan Universities

Eastern Michigan

Institute for Geospatial Research and Education

Updated 4 March, 2003

 Western Michigan - Environmental Institute

Updated 4 March, 2003

 University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

School of Natural Resources and Environment

Michael Wiley Updated 4 March, 2003

J. David Allan Updated 4 March, 2003

 Grand Valley State

Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (WRI)

Ronald Ward

 Northern Michigan - Environmental Science

Michigan Tech

 University of Michigan-Flint

Center for Applied Environmental Research (CAER)

Richard Hill-Rowley, Project Director

 Great Lakes Maritime Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other States

Ohio Watershed Network Updated 4 March, 2003

Wisconsin Bureau of Watershed Management

University of Wisconsin Extension Water Resources Programs Updated 4 March, 2003

University of Minnesota Extension Service Water Quality Updated 4 March, 2003

University of Illinois Extension Water Quality Updated 4 March, 2003

Purdue Extension Water Quality Program Updated 4 March, 2003

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Missouri Watershed Information Network

Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR)

Watershed Notebooks - Pennsylvania

California Watershed Project Inventory (CWPI)

California Watershed Groups - a statewide survey with results

Kentucky Watershed Management - state agency

Virginia Watershed Task Force

Blackberry Creek Project - Illinois

Neuse River Project - North Carolina State University

Water Librarians' Home Page -

 

 

 

 

Federal

USGS Water Resources of Michigan

Fish and Wildlife Service-Michigan

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Region 3

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Michigan

 U.S. Geological Survey Water Resource Programs In Michigan

Great Lakes Science Center - U.S. Geological Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State

DEQ Watershed Organizations

DEQ Surface Water Quality Division

DEQ Office of the Great Lakes

Environmental Permit Information - DEQ

Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program - Michigan Department of Agriculture

 Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Michigan State Government

 

 

Michigan Environmental Laboratory Directory

 

Local Conservation Districts

Michigan Association of Conservation Districts local links

click here to see if your local CD has a website

 

 

 

 

Drain Commissions

Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners -

 

 

 

Washtenaw County

 Michigan Drain Code

 Eaton County

 Muskegon County

Berrien County

Livingston County

Ingham County

Branch County

 Midland County

 Lenawee County

 Oakland County

 Kent County

 

Funding

Great Lakes Fishery Trust

Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund

Great Lakes Protection Fund

Clean Michigan Initiative - DEQ

 EPA Grants

 Watershed Funding Links - EPA Updated 23 January, 2003

 EPA National Center for Environmental Research

 EPA Region 5

Federal Watershed Funding Catalog-EPA

Great Lakes Funding Opportunities links-EPA Great Lakes Office

EPA National Center for Environmental Research ( NCERQA)

 

CSREES USDA Cooperative State Research, Extension Education Service

 

 USDA SARE North Central Region

USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education SARE

The Foundation Center

TGCI The Grantsmanship Center

 

 

Missouri Watershed Information Network

Water Environment Research Foundation

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - program description

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - applying for a grant

 

Multiple Partners

 

Michigan Multiple Contacts from National Watershed Network

EarthNet-Western Michigan University

 Upper Midwest GAP analysis program

 

 

 

 

National Groups (with State chapters)

 

Michigan Audubon Society

National Watershed Network

 The Nature Conservancy

 Trout Unlimited

National Wildlife Federation - Great Lakes Natural Resources Center

 Sierra Club - Mackinac Chapter

 

 

 

Great Lakes

Great Lakes Fishery Trust

 Great Lakes Information Network

 Great Lakes Email lists

 Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs)

International Joint Commission

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

 Great Lakes Radio Consortium

 EPA Great Lakes Program Office

The Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordination Council

DEQ Office of the Great Lakes

Michigan Sea Grant College Program

International Association for Great Lakes Research

Lakewide Management Plans, or "LaMP"- EPA

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Great Lakes Commission

State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference

Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes System - EPA Great Lakes Initiative

Great Lakes Atlas - Environment Canada and EPA

Bay Mills Biological Services - Bay Mills Indian Community

Great Lakes Directory - online resources of environmental information related to the Great Lakes Basin

Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network & Fund

Lake Superior Watershed Data - Michigan Tech University

 

 

 Michigan Statewide Public Advisory Council - Areas of Concern, Great Lakes Commission Updated 4 March, 2003

 Great Lakes Fishery Commission

 Great Lakes United

Lake Michigan Federation 

 

Michigan NGOs

West Michigan Environmental Action Council

Rain Garden Project

Little Traverse Conservancy

 Clean Water Action Updated 11 March, 2003

 

 

Michigan Environmental Council

Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Michigan Environmental Science Board

 Michigan United Conservation Clubs

Michigan Association of Conservation Districts

 The Michigan Land Use Institute

 Michigan Drain Code Coalition

Michigan Karst Conservancy

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation

Ecology Center - Ann Arbor

Michigan Natural Areas Council

 Michigan Cooperative Monitoring Program - MI Lakes and Streams Association

 MI Lakes and Streams Association

 The Michigan Riparian Magazine

 Michigan Waterfront Alliance, Inc.