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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University of Rhode Island

The URI Watershed Watch Program works with local governments, watershed, tribal and other organizations to assess water quality by recruiting and training volunteers to become citizen scientists. Research centers on long-term ecological monitoring of RI's fresh and salt water resources, including lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and coastal waters. This comprehensive program provides training, equipment, supplies, and analytical services tailored to organizational needs.

URI Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials offers training in the science, management, and regulation of water resources for community leaders and volunteer board members. Our goal is to provide decision makers with the skills and resources to identify local water quality problems and to adopt effective pollution controls. A variety of educational programs are offered throughout the year, ranging from evening or one day workshops to intensive, small group trainings that are tailored to meet the participants' interests and needs. We focus on use of Geographic Information Systems in watershed assessment conducted in partnership with communities. Technical assistance in protecting local watersheds is available to communities on a case-by-case basis.

The Watershed Hydrology Laboratoryat URI studies the role of riparian buffer zones and streams in watershed nitrogen cycling. Their goal is to protect and restore water quality through research and education on watershed processes. The Watershed Hydrology Laboratory works closely with the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) Water Quality Program at the local, state and national levels. Their research results are incorporated into extension programming directed at decision makers, youth, underserved communities and general public alike.