- Technical Resources
- Data and Models
- Capacity Building
- Additional Resources
This handbook is intended to help communities, watershed organizations, state, local, tribal and federal environmental agencies develop and implement watershed plans to meet water quality standards and protect water resources.
The Watershed Plan Builder is an interactive tool that will help you produce a customized watershed based plan outline.You may need Adobe Reader to view files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- A Quick Guide to Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters (PDF)(39 pp, 3 MB, May 2013)
EPA Region 5 Wetlands Supplement: Incorporating Wetlands into Watershed Planning (PDF)(95 pp, 1 MB,
This document is a supplement to the Watershed Planning Handbook. The purpose is to encourage the inclusion of proactive wetland management into watershed plans.