Watershed Management

Collaborative watershed management that engages key stakeholders in identifying water quality impairments, developing water quality goals, and working collaboratively on strategies and actions to address the impairments, has been identified as a key solution in addressing non-point pollution of surface waters in the United States. Land-grant universities play a critical role in building capacity of watershed leaders and developing systems and tools to aid watershed management across scales. The following initiatives and resources focus on watershed management.


Professional Development for Extension Professionals and Educators on Land Use and Management and Practice to Enhance Water Quality

Watershed Management: Developing Leadership Capacity in Collaboration and Civic Engagement for Collective Action

National Stormwater Core Curriculum

Expanding Web-based Community Environmental Tools in the North Central Region

Integrating Volunteer Nutrient Monitoring and Outreach with Extension across State Lines

Daily Erosion Project and Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework – Extension Tools for Addressing Soil and Water Degradation


The Current Webinar #13: Farmer Leadership in Watershed Management

The Current Webinar #14: Innovations in Stormwater Management

The Current Webinar #18: Developing Capacity for Local Watershed Management

The Current Webinar #21: Planning for the future of a watershed: Lessons from Yahara 2070

Regional Publications

Core Competencies for Watershed and Lake Stream Leaders

Lessons Learned in Developing Social Indicators for Regional Water Quality Management

Volunteer Monitoring in Rural and Underserved Communities

Pesticide Management

Targeting of Watershed Management Practices for Water Quality Protection

Agricultural Phosphorus Management and Water Quality Protection in the Midwest

Tribal Water Coordination

Regional Resources

EColi Citizen Monitoring