Class-By-Class Information
Class Overview
—Introduction to Watershed Protection

Introduction to
Water Quality Monitoring

Conducting a Watershed Assessment

Restoring Anadromous Fisheries

Introduction to Land Protection

Developing and Managing Trails
on Protected Lands

Managing Protected Lands
Vernal Pools and Invasive Species

Field Assessment of the Wolf Hill Property
A "Who’s Who" of Watershed Management
Federal Agencies
Environmental Protection Agency»

Natural Resources Conservation Service»

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration»

US Army Corps of Engineers»
State Agencies
Department of Environmental Management»

Coastal Resources Management Council»

Narragansett Bay Commission»

Rhode Island Water Resources Board»
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation»

Rhode Island Rivers Council»

Rhode Island Department of Transportation»

Rhode Island Department of Health»

University of Rhode Island»
Non-Government Agencies
Audubon Society of RI»

The Nature Conservancy»

Clean Water Action»

Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group»

Conservation Law Foundation»

Save The Bay»

Watershed Councils»
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. It plays several distinct roles within the Department of Commerce: A Supplier of Environmental Information Products, A Provider of Environmental Stewardship Services, and A Leader in Applied Scientific Research.

NOAA Fisheries is dedicated to protecting and preserving the nation's living marine resources through scientific research, fisheries management, enforcement and habitat conservation. NOAA Fisheries is a leading voice for commercial and recreational fisheries and continues to focus its efforts on sustaining marine resources. Marine fisheries (which extend from state waters to 200 miles from USA shores) provide an important source of food for the nation, as well as thousands of jobs and a traditional way of life for many coastal communities. From the Gulf of Maine, to the Gulf of Mexico and to the Gulf of Alaska, NOAA Fisheries scientists and managers work to ensure sustainable fish harvests; they are the stewards of marine resources and their habitats.

  • Building partnerships with state and local governments to revitalize urban waterfronts and develop innovative, cost-effective coastal zone management plans that balance competing demands for recreation, tourism, development, commercial growth, environmental protection, transportation and fisheries
  • Working to protect coastal communities from the occurrence of disastrous oil and hazardous material spills and limiting the effects of spills on coastal resources, such as shell fisheries and beaches, that are vital to local economies.
  • Maintaining a national network of monitoring programs that detect, quantify and forecast changes in coastal environmental quality.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration