RESOURCES

This page list countless applicable resources including current programs landowners can participate in, conservation and water related information specific to Washington County, regional resources, and general watershed resources, and more.

Local Organizations

Find other groups in Washington County

Watershed Tools

Online tools for watershed groups

GIS Mapping Resources

Online maps and data

Outdoor Recreation

Find local outdoor adventures!

State/Federal Agencies

Environmentally based government agencies

Plants & Animals

Attend a meeting, join a watershed, help collect data,

Conservation

Increase the effectiveness of your conservation efforts

Energy Ind. Resources

Stay up to date on upcoming events!

National Organizations

National Conservation Groups and information

Watershed Grants

Check out what WCWA is really all about!

For Landowners

Stay up to date on upcoming events!

Local/Regional Planning

Planning documents that support regional goals

Invasive Species

Information on Invasive Species found in PA

20 D Rivers Conservation Plan (Raccoon Creek, Cross Creek, Harmon Creek, and Kings Creek)

 
 
Local Organizations

     Washington County Conservation District
     http://www.pawccd.org/index.html

     Penn State Cooperative Extension - Washington County
     www.extension.psu.edu/washington

     Upper Saint Clair Citizens for Land Stewardship
     http://www.usccls.org/

     Allegheny Land Trust
     https://alleghenylandtrust.org/

     Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
     https://waterlandlife.org/

Watershed Tools

      Watershed/Water Cycle Vocabulary: www.oberk.com/watercycleglossaryofterms

     
Macroinvertebrate Viewer: https://gis.dep.pa.gov/macroviewer/index.html

       Macroinvertebrate DEP Story Map: https://gis.dep.pa.gov/macroinvertebrate/index.html

GIS Mapping Resources
     
      DEP eMap PA
      http://www.depgis.state.pa.us/emappa/eMap PA 

      DEP GIS Data & Mappers
      https://www.dep.pa.gov/DataandTools/Pages/GIS.aspx

Outdoor Recreation

     Venture Outdoors
     https://www.ventureoutdoors.org/

      Canonsburg Lake
      https://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/Lakes/Pages/CanonsburgLake.aspx
 
      Cross Creek Lake
      https://www.co.washington.pa.us/DocumentCenter/View/3561/2015CrossCreekMap
 
      Dutch Fork Lake
      https://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/Lakes/Pages/DutchForkLake.aspx

National Organizations

     Trout Unlimited (TU)
     https://www.tu.org/

     Ducks Unlimited
     https://www.ducks.org/

     Pheasants Forever
     https://pheasantsforever.org/

Watershed Grants

Coming Soon!

For Landowners

     How to build a Rain Barrel

Local/Regional Planning

      Washington County Planning Office
     https://www.co.washington.pa.us/169/Planning

State/Federal Agencies

     PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP)
     https://www.dep.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
          Office of Water Programs
          https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/Pages/default.aspx

     PA Fish & Boat Commission
     https://www.fishandboat.com/Pages/default.aspx

     PA Game Commission
     https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

     PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
     https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

     PA Department of Agriculture
     https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/

     US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
     https://www.epa.gov/
          Office of Water
          https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-water
     
     US Geological Survey (USGS)
     https://www.usgs.gov/
          Water Resources Mission Area
          https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources
    
     US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
     https://www.usda.gov/
          Wildlife Services
                https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage/SA_Program_Overview
          Farm Service Agency
          https://www.fsa.usda.gov/
          Natural Resources Conservation Service
          https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/
          Rural Development
          https://www.rd.usda.gov/

     US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
     https://www.usace.army.mil/

     US Fish and Wildlife Service
     https://www.fws.gov/

     US Forest Service
     https://www.fs.fed.us/

Plants & Animals

      DCNR Pennsylvania Native Plants Information
      https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Conservation/WildPlants/LandscapingwithNativePlants/Pages/default.aspx
 
      PA Native Plant Society
      http://www.panativeplantsociety.org/
 
      iConserve PA
      iconservepa.org/index-2.html
 
      Flowering Plant Identifier – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
      https://www.wildflower.org/plants/

      Common Trees of PA
      http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_20029752.pdf
      
      Pennsylvania 2015-2025 Wildlife Action Plan
      https://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/StateWildlifeActionPlan/Pages/default.asp
      
      PA Amphibians & Reptiles
      https://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/AmphibiansandReptiles/PaAmphibiansReptiles/Pages/default.aspx
               
      Aquatic Invasive Species
      https://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/AquaticInvasiveSpecies/Pages/default.aspx

Conservation

      Coming Soon!

Energy Industry Resources

     Center for Coalfield Justice
     https://www.coalfieldjustice.org/

     Western PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation
     https://www.fractracker.org/map/us/pennsylvania/

     FracTracker Alliance
     http://www.wpcamr.org/

Invasive Species

Dotted Duckweed

Alligator Weed

Garden Valerian  

Indian Swampweed

Java Waterdropwort

Leafy Spurge

Marsh Thistle

Reed Managrass

Water Primrose

Water Soldier