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

Isolated / Federally "Non-jurisdictional" Wetlands and Waters

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Memo
NC WAM v4.1 for use in isolated wetland rule 15A NCAC 02H .1301

Riparian Buffers

2020 Buffer Rule Changes: Neuse, Tar-Pamlico, Catawba, Randleman, Goose Creek 
    *Does not affect Jordan Buffer Rules 
Disaster Debris Cleanup Guidance for Buffers
Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Buffer Brochure  *updates coming soon
Catawba Buffer Factsheet                    *updates coming soon
Goose Creek Factsheet                       *updates coming soon
Greenway/Hiking Trails Factsheet 
Trout Buffer Factsheet 
Study of the Neuse/Tar-Pamlico Buffer Rules (15A NCAC 02B .0233/.0259) Per SL 2011-394
NCSU Caring for your Lawn 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