Stream and Wetland Question & Answer
90% of the people on the planet can’t answer : What is a watershed?
:The large area of land around a stream that drains to that stream.
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98% can’t answer: What is a riparian zone?
:The area of vegetation next to a stream that affects the ecology of that stream.
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99% can’t answer: What are benthic macroinvertebrates?
:Aquatic life with no spines that you can see without a microscope living on the bottom of streams.
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Learn more about some of our most commonly asked questions below!
Are beavers a problem for salmon and trout, and, if so, how do I manage them?
Are there any environmentally friendly fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides for gardeners?
Chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout are now listed as “Threatened Species.” What does that mean?
How do I “adopt a stream?”
How do I do a “stream cleanup?”
How do streams work?
I see a guy on a bulldozer in my local stream…is that legal?
OK, I live in Washington State and I know that the guy on the bulldozer in my local creek does not have a permit to be there…what can I do?
So what happens if my watershed gets covered with a lot of roof tops, parking lots, and driveways?
What kind of compost should I use in my garden?
What rights do I have when it comes to water polluters?
Who makes the decisions on where shopping centers and housing developments go in my watershed?