Helpful Documents & Links


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

NEW!   Hurricane Matthew Storm Debris Cleanup Guidelines for Buffers

NEW!   Hurricane Matthew Storm Debris Cleanup Guidelines for Streams & Wetlands

Hurricane Storm Debris Stream Clearing  (Fran / Floyd)

Tornado Debris Cleanup in Streams & Wetlands

NC Stream Identification Method 

Stream ID Training

Cumulative Impact Guidance 

Correlating Stream Biology with Buffer Quality-Final Report 

Bottomless Culverts 

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


Wetlands Ditching and Draining 

Common Wetland Plants of North Carolina    

N.C. Wetland Assessment Method (NC WAM)

Wetlands Rating Manual 

Wetland (Native) Plant Vendor List for North Carolina 

What are wetlands?

Impacts of Global Warming on North Carolina's Coastal Economy

Riparian Buffers

Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Buffer Brochure 

Catawba Buffer Factsheet  

Goose Creek Factsheet 

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 

Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Buffer Rules Changes 2012

Information about Approvals Needed for FEMA Temporary Housing Trailers in Response to Hurricane Irene 

Caring for your Lawn - NC State Factsheet

Division of Forest Resources 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