Watershed Restoration Resources and Fact Sheets
Building Healthy Soils in Home Gardens: It is possible to manage a garden by mimicking nature and following key healthy soil principles.
Controlling Weeds, Grasses, and Vines Inside Tree Shelters: Our trials of hand-weeding versus using pre-emergence herbicides inside tree shelters have shown both methods to be effective, with costs being less for the herbicide option.
Streamside Forests: The Natural, Cost-Effective Solution for Clean Water: Every tree we plant plays a vital role by providing a natural buffer zone between our land use and the stream it protects.
Watershed Restoration Publications
Visit the Watershed Restoration Publications page to see frequently-requested publications by Stroud Water Research Center scientists and other organizations and individuals.
Why Tree Shelters Are Important
Learn the benefits of shelters, which types are best, and how adding nets protects against bird and tree mortality.
Tips for Cover Cropping Success
Read a series of cover cropping articles written by Steve Groff, a cover crop researcher and owner of Cover Crop Coaching.
How Many Trees Does It Take to Protect a Stream?
Understand how the Stroud Center determined the minimum riparian buffer width needed to protect and restore clean fresh water.
In Support of Streamside Forests: Understanding the Challenges and Becoming Part of the Solution
Streams provide much more than places for recreation; they provide habitat for plants and animals — and the drinking water for many of us.
Where Rivers are Born: the Scientific Imperative for Defending Small Streams and Wetlands
Read a summary of the scientific basis for understanding that the health and productivity of rivers and lakes depends upon intact small streams and wetlands.