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The information on this page is intended for people considering or engaged in watershed, habitat, and stream restoration activities. These materials are closely related to the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. While they focus on technical issues, most also address legal, funding, and other concerns, tailored to the need of people and organizations working in Oregon watersheds. Scroll down the page for brief overview of each, as well as links to the materials in electronic form.
 
Oregon Watershed Assessment Manual
Oregon Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Guide
Oregon Plan Water Quality Monitoring Technical Guide Book
Oregon Plan Riparian Monitoring Technical Guide Book
A Guide to Oregon Permits issued by State & Federal Agencies
Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Guidebook for Local Government
Hydrologic Process Identification for Eastern Oregon
Hydrologic Process Identification for Western Oregon
Oregon State University Water Connection Website
Essential Salmonid Habitat Areas in Oregon Website
StreamNet: Fishery and Aquatic Data
Technical Assistance Directory
Financial and Technical Assistance - check here.
 
Also visit the what you can do page of this website for additional information on financial and technical assistance for watershed restoration efforts. The education and information page has materials useful for doing outreach and education in your watershed. Additional restoration resources are available through many Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds cooperating agencies and organizations.

Overview of Resource Materials
The Oregon Watershed Assessment Manual [exit Oregon Plan website] is a comprehensive guide to systematically assessing watersheds between 25,000 and 80,000 acres in size. The manual was specifically designed to help the average citizen participating in watershed councils and other citizen-based groups.
 
The Oregon Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Guide [exit Oregon Plan website] describes restoration and enhancement measures that help promote aquatic ecosystem recovery, sources of funding for those activities, and standards that are required to be met when using state funds for aquatic habitat restoration.
 
The Water Quality Monitoring Technical Guide Book [exit Oregon Plan website] describes standard water quality monitoring protocols and provides guidance on designing monitoring strategies.
 
The Oregon Plan Riparian Monitoring Technical Guide Book  [exit Oregon Plan website] The purpose of this document is two-fold: to provide guidance for 1) assessing riparian conditions, functions, processes, and management or project actions; and 2) tracking changes in riparian characteristics over time.
 
A Guide to Oregon Permits issued by State & Federal Agencies [exit Oregon Plan website] is intended to help landowners and other people engaged in watershed restoration efforts find their way through state and federal permitting processes.
 
The Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Guidebook for Local Government [exit Oregon Plan website] is a source of information for Oregon communities seeking to reduce polluted runoff. It describes specific measures to take, existing programs and authorities that provide a framework for taking action, and more.
 
The Hydrologic Process Identification for Eastern Oregon [exit Oregon Plan website] commissioned by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board provides background information on the seasons in which peak flows occur and the type of hydrologic processes which generate peak flows in order to assist those undertaking watershed analyses to assess land use impacts on aquatic resources. This document is available on the OWEB Watershed Assessment Manual web page.
 
The Hydrologic Process Identification for Western Oregon [exit Oregon Plan website] is a methodology developed by Boise Cascade to determine the hydrologic processes which produce peak flows throughout western Oregon, often undertaken to assess land use impacts on aquatic resources. This document is available on the OWEB Watershed Assessment Manual web page.
 
The OSU Water Connection Website [exit Oregon Plan website] provides direct access to scientists and extension agents at Oregon State University for watershed councils, agencies, resource managers, and others interested in water and watershed issues in Oregon. Get answers from OSU scientists and access to relevant OSU information, and share information about your watershed with other users of the site.
 
The Essential Salmonid Habitat Website [exit Oregon Plan website] maintained by the Oregon Department of State Lands has maps identifying the habitat necessary to prevent the depletion of native salmon species (chum, sockeye, Chinook and Coho salmon, and steelhead and cutthroat trout) that have been listed as Sensitive, Threatened or Endangered by a state or federal authority. Oregon´s Removal-Fill Law requires a permit for most removal and fill activities in these areas.
 
StreamNet [exit Oregon Plan website ] is a cooperative information management and dissemination project focused on fisheries and aquatic data in the Columbia River basin and the Pacific Northwest. Information is available through on-line database query or by custom request.
 
The Technical Assistance Directory  [exit Oregon Plan website] is designed to help those engaged in watershed work in Oregon and Washington identify technical experts who can assist with in-the-office, instream and on-the-ground watershed restoration projects - anyone from grant writers and facilitators to geomorphologists and soils scientists.
 
The Oregon License Directory [exit Oregon Plan website] provides a searchable data base of state agency licenses, permits and registrations required for many activities governed by state agencies. Check this source if none of the other resources on this page answer your questions.