Healthy Watersheds Protection

Healthy Watersheds Projects in Region 6

Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX

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Region-wide Projects

Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership The Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) coordinates among various programs and organizations to create a cross-boundary commitment to protecting aquatic resources in the southeastern United States.  SARP is also a partnership of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.

Southern Instream Flow Network The Southern Instream Flow Network was created by the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership to facilitate development of protective instream flow policies among partners based in 15 southeastern US states. This is achieved by providing science-based resources, including developing regional flow-ecology relationships, hydrologic classification of streams and rivers, compilation of baseline information on hydrologic and ecologic conditions, assessment of flow alteration and implementation of flow conservation actions in high priority areas.

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Oklahoma Projects

Implementation of a Stream/River Probabilistic Monitoring Network for the State of Oklahoma (2009) (PDF)  This assessment describes the implementation of a probabilistic monitoring plan for Oklahoma’s streams and rivers. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board intends that this monitoring plan will fill data gaps that historically have not been covered in through the state’s Beneficial Use Monitoring Program and Small-Watershed Rotating Basin Monitoring Program.

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Texas Projects

Central Texas Greenprint for Growth: A Regional Action Plan for Conservation and Economic Opportunity (PDF)  (2 pp, 470 K, About PDFIn a partnership with the Capital Area Council of Governments and the Trust for Public Land, Envision Central Texas integrated data layers representing multiple conservation priorities in a GIS to produce a plan for strategic growth in central Texas. The plan identifies parcels that are critical to establishing networks of recreational trails and pathways for migratory fauna to be prioritized for conservation as community development continues in the surrounding area.

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