Lower Columbia River Field Guide to Water Quality Friendly Development
  IntroductionWhy Is This Important?Techniques and ExamplesIntegrated Site ExamplesResources

Huge thanks to the Technical Advisory Committee who helped develop the Field Guide and identify sites.

Steve Fancher Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Paul Heimowitz Oregon State University, Sea Grant Extension
Amanda Punton Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
John Tyler Clark County
Kelley Webb Metro

Also, thanks to the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro, and NEMO for use of fact sheets, graphics, sketches, and photographs.


Additional Resources
Valuable information sources for the Field Guide and further research include:
The Stormwater Management Manual from the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services.

Start at the Source: Design Guidance Manual for Stormwater Quality Protection available from the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association.

Green Streets: Innovative Solutions for Stormwater and Stream Crossing article from Metro, the Portland area regional government.

The Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation’s most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers.

Better Site Design: A Handbook for Changing Development Rules in Your Community by the Center for Watershed Protection.

NEMO (NonPoint Education for Municipal Officials): An educational program for local land use officials that addresses the relationship of land use to natural resource protection.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s Small Grant Program provides funds for a variety of stormwater management projects in Oregon. Eligible projects include vegetated swales, ecoroofs, and permeable pavers, and other techniques. Visit OWEB for more information.

The Western Washington Stormwater Manual provides minimum requirements and best management practices for projects in western Washington State. See Ecology’s Stormwater Page for information.