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Student Conservation Association volunteers assist with nekton sampling adjacent to Sailors Haven Marina, Fire Island National Seashore, New York. USGS employee Charlie Couvillion measuring discharge in the Chulitna River drainage, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska. Aerial view of Aimakapa Fishpond, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Hawaii.

About the Water Resources Division

The Water Resources Program provides leadership for the preservation, protection, and management of the water and aquatic resources in National Park Service units. Water resource issues include policy, planning, and regulatory review; water quality; water rights; floodplain management; erosion and sediment control; fisheries management; protection of wetland and riparian habitats; and ocean and coastal resources. The Water Resources Program helps parks address these issues through seven main programmatic areas:

  • Water Resource Protection Projects
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Natural Resource Condition Assessments
  • Ocean and Coastal Resources
  • Water Resource Protection—Aquatic Resource Professionals
  • Water Resource Protection—Water Resource Technical Assistance
  • Water Resource Protection Project Support

Contact the Water Resource Division

Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate
Water Resources Division
1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 250
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970.225.3500
Fax: 970.225.9965

Or, use the contact form and select Water Resources as the category.

Last Updated: March 19, 2012