Watershed Academy Web: Introduction to Watershed Ecology

Author: Federal
Media Type: Website
Water Monitoring Keywords: Monitoring Planning
Watershed 101 Keywords: Watershed Planning
Water Resource Type: Broadly Applicable
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Specific Agency Author: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This training module introduces watershed ecology. Understanding watershed structure and natural processes is crucial to grasping how human activities can degrade or improve the condition of a watershed, including its water quality, its fish and wildlife, its forests and other vegetation, and the quality of community life for people who live there. Knowing these watershed structural and functional characteristics and how people can affect them, sets the stage for effective watershed management.