TECHNICAL RIVER RESOURCES
WHERE RIVERS ARE BORN: The Scientific Imperative for Defending Small Streams and Wetlands and Bibliography. "Where Rivers are Born" documents the values of headwater streams for various human and ecological functions, including water quality and water supply. The report is a layperson's version of a technical paper written by 10 leading river ecologists. The lead author of the scientific paper is professor Judy Meyer of the University of Georgia, who serves on American Rivers' Board of Directors.
EPA’s Watershed Management Handbook
EPD Website With Technical Guidance Resources
How to Win Land Development Issues (PDF)
A Landowners Guide to Conservation Incentives: Click here
Visit this site for a toolkit to fight big box stores in your community.
Riparian Buffers and Streambank Stabilization
Life at the Water's Edge - A Guide to Stream Care in Georgia
This publication reviews simple stream care practices targeted at homeowners. Contact the EPD Outreach Division for a copy of this manual by calling 404-675-1639.
Field Guide for Determining the Presence of State Waters That Require a Buffer - September, 2006 (Scroll down the page and find this pdf under "Erosion and Sedimentation")
Riparian Buffer Publications from UGA
USDA Streambank Stabilization Guide - USDA has produced a resource for those interested in learning about streambank stabilization projects. You can download the chapters online or order a hard copy for free.
Riparian Setbacks: Technical Information for Decision Makers
This a review of the recent scientific literature organized to provide the scientific basis upon which a township or municipality could begin the task of defending a riparian setback ordinance from the growing, increasingly sophisticated legal challenges being mounted by the development community. Within that overview the document touches on recent literature on wood in streams, sedimentation effects, shading and temperature effects, and some interesting literature on riparian forest effects on flood damages and bank stability.
Water Management Toolkits for Local Government
A basic educational toolkit put together by Department of Community Affairs for local officials and those working to protect our water resources. Click here.
Watershed and Wetland Protection Information
This is a collection of resources compiled by the Center for Watershed Protection. Click here.