Resource Library

Welcome to the River Network Resource Library!

Search through hundreds of publications, recorded webinars, newsletters, tools, and templates to support your water work. Explore by a specific program (drinking water, strong organizations, etc.) or resource type. Not sure what program or type to use? Just enter what you’re looking for into the search bar: “strategic planning,” “State Revolving Fund,” “data collection.” The resources included here are intended to help you advance your work and spark innovation and new ideas.

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  • Farm Bill Conservation Programs

    Program: Healthy Rivers in Agricultural Landscapes, Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    A very brief Farm Bill history 1933: the first Farm Bill passed as part of the New Deal. 1985: Title II, which includes all conservation programs, was added. Reauthorization occurs every five years. The next Farm Bill is taking shape in 2023. Conservat… View Resource

  • SCW Virtual Workshop Series: Diversion Assessments

    Program: Healthy Rivers in Agricultural Landscapes
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Participants explored the reasons diversion assessments are important to the SMP/IWMP process. SMP leaders from the Yampa and Mancos Rivers presented their varying approaches to diversion assessments. Phil Brink and Nicole Seltzer’s slides Gretchen Ran… View Resource

  • Stream Management Plans in Colorado: Progress at Five Years

    Program: Healthy Rivers in Agricultural Landscapes
    Resource Type: Publications, Reports

    Stream Management Plans (SMPs) are a priority in Colorado’s 2015 Water Plan, which calls for 80% of locally-prioritized streams to have a SMP by 2030. In 2021, River Network and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) compiled the accomplishments… View Resource