Helpful Documents & Links

General

Project Files (electronic documents)

Application Tracker  

Environmental Management Commission

Find a Surface Water Classification Map

Find Your HUC (Hydrologic Unit Code)  

401 Factsheet

Streams, Lakes and Reservoirs

Disaster Debris Cleanup Guidance for Streams & Wetlands

NC Stream Identification Method 

Stream ID Training

NC Stream Assessment Method (NC SAM) assessment tools (via USACE RIBITS): 
        Click RIBITS frog icon
        Under Filter View - USACE District, click Wilmington from the dropdown menu
        Under Navigation, click Assessment Tools for available NCWAM and NCSAM tools

Cumulative Impact Guidance 

Correlating Stream Biology with Buffer Quality-Final Report 

Bottomless Culverts 

Stream Origin Assessment South Creek, NC (PCS Phosphate Company) 

Wetlands

Disaster Debris Cleanup Guidance for Streams & Wetlands

Wetlands Ditching and Draining 

Common Wetland Plants of North Carolina    

NC Wetland Assessment Method (NC WAM)

NC WAM assessment tools (via USACE RIBITS):
        Click RIBITS frog icon
        Under Filter View - USACE District, click Wilmington from the dropdown menu
        Under Navigation, click Assessment Tools for available NCWAM and NCSAM tools

Wetlands Rating Manual 

Wetland (Native) Plant Vendor List for North Carolina 

What are wetlands?

Impacts of Global Warming on North Carolina's Coastal Economy

NC Wetlands (an outreach project of the NC Divison of Water Resources)

Fringe Wetlands on Isolated Ponds

Riparian Buffers

2020 Buffer Rule Changes: Neuse, Tar-Pamlico, Catawba, Randleman, Goose Creek  
        *Does not affect Jordan 

Disaster Debris Cleanup Guidance for Buffers

Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Buffer Brochure  *2020 updates coming soon

Catawba Buffer Factsheet                    *2020 updates coming soon

Goose Creek Factsheet                       *2020 updates coming soon

Greenway/Hiking Trails Factsheet 

Trout Buffer Factsheet 

Study of the Neuse Buffer Rules (15A NCAC 02B .0233) and the Tar-Pamlico Buffer Rules (15A NCAC 02B .0259) Pursuant to SL 2011-394 

Caring for your Lawn - NC State Factsheet

NC Forest Service Riparian Buffer Rules Information

List of Local Governments Administering State Riparian Buffer Rules

NCSU Stream Restoration Program's Riparian Vegetation Resources

NC State Cooperative Extension's Guide on Backyard Rain Gardens

NC State Cooperative Extension's Bioretention

Exotic Plant Guidelines 

NCDOT Invasive Exotic Plants 

Stormwater BMP Manual, Supplements and Forms

Nutrient Management Strategies