You may find these links to resources outside the site useful. They are organized by general topic, and the sites have been useful to Leeward Solutions in some way. Except for that, Leeward makes no recommendations about the availability or content at the sites.

BOTANY: Plant Identification & Taxonomy

Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria (CNALH): http://lichenportal.org/portal/

Flora of North America (FNA) index to online volumes and links to families, including bryophytes:

Illinois Wildflowers: https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/

Minnesota Wildflowers: https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/

Missouri Botanical Garden: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/


ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

National Wildfire Training Center: https://nationalfiretraining.nwcg.gov/

Prescribed Fire Training Center: https://www.fws.gov/fire/pftc/


SOILS

Soil Health, Dr. Jerry Hatfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DwAsxAqGcU

STREAM RESTORATION & STABILIZATION

EPA Stream Function Restoration: https://www.epa.gov/cwa-404/function-based-framework-stream-assessment-restoration-projects

Minnesota DNR River Ecology Unit: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/streamhab/about.html

NRCS Stream Restoration Design: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/water/manage/restoration/?cid=stelprdb1044707

USGS Stream Gage Data for Iowa: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ia/nwis/rt

Wildland Hydrology Consultants: https://wildlandhydrology.com/


WATER QUALITY

Our Water, Our Land (Agricultural Law Center, Drake University): over 30 episodes, starting with this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaSNnI6IktM&t=1s and including videos on Iowa's conservation leaders, water quality issues, and related topics


WETLAND DELINEATION

USACE courses: http://ulc.usace.army.mil/CourseListDetail.aspx?CtrlNbr=140

Midwest Supplement Manual, 2010: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p266001coll1/id/7630

NRCS Hydric Soils Manual, 2018: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_053171.pdf