More information about watershed planning can be found on DWR's Watershed Action Plan webpage.
- A Simplified Guide to Writing Watershed Restoration Plans and North Carolina 9-Element Plan Checklist
- Watershed Plan Development Guidance Document
- EPA Quick Guide to Developing Watershed Plans (39 pages)
- EPA Full Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans (400 pages)
- EPA Online Training in Watershed Management
- NC Coastal Federation Watershed Restoration Planning Guidebook
- EPA Watershed Management Resources Factsheet
- EPA Watershed Central and Wiki Factsheet
- EPA Watershed Central Website
- DWR Watershed Restoration Process
- Center for Watershed Protection
- Environmental Finance Center Network
- NC Cooperative Extension
- NCSU-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/College of Engineering – Stormwater Engineering Group
- NC Environmental Education
- NC Wildlife Resources Commission – Green Growth Toolbox
- Watershed Restoration Improvement Team (WRIT)
- Watershed Stewardship Network
North Carolina's waters from the mountains to the coast are valued for the many uses they provide to our citizens and visitors such as drinking water supplies, commercial and recreational fisheries, aquatic life habitat and recreational opportunities. Unfortunately, many of the state's waters are impaired or unable to support these uses. There are hundreds of miles and acres of impaired waters in North Carolina. Increasing population and associated greater demand on the state's natural resources are resulting in an increase in the number of impaired waters in NC. The NC Division of Water Resources has established the Use Restoration Waters Program to restore the beneficial uses of impaired waters statewide, while also ensuring protective measures are in place to prevent future degradation. The URW Program will carry out this mission through the following three goals: 1) prioritizing waters for restoration, 2) promoting and supporting restoration initiatives, and 3) improving documentation of restoration efforts.
To subscribe to the restoration watershed e-mail listserv, please fill out the form below. The restoration watershed listserv is an opportunity to communicate with others involved or interested in watershed restoration and protection. There will be information on financial and other resources available to those involved in watershed work. This is also an opportunity to ask and have questions answered.
Michelle Raquet, Basin Planner
NCDENR-DWR, Water Planning Section, Basin Planning Branch