Media Resource Library
U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Searchable library of US Fish and Wildlife Service images, videos, historic items, and scientific journals.
U.S. FOREST SERVICE
Adventures of Junior Raindrop
This animated 1948 film shows the need for everyone to be informed about good watershed management. Raindrops, like children, become delinquent and lawless. The animation is supplemented with live action scenes showing contrasting results of poor and good watershed management.
A Freshwaters Illustrated-Forest Service film series on the living waters of National Forests which includes The Last Dragons: Protecting Appalachia's Hellbenders (10 min); A Deeper Creek: The Watchable Waters of Appalachia (7 min); and Bringing Back the Brooks: Reviving the South's Trout (8 min).
Water Resources Multimedia Products
The USGS produces many types of multimedia products. This page links visitors to offerings of photograph galleries, podcasts and sound files, videos, educational materials, aerial photos, and posters related to water.
State Resources - KENTUCKY
KY DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES
Kentucky Afield Magazine is published four times a year. It gives insider tips about the best hunting and fishing in the state. The annual calendar features outstanding photography, proposed season dates, nature notes and tips to help enjoy Kentucky's great outdoors. Kentucky Afield Television is the longest continuously-running outdoors television show in the nation. This webpage allows visitors to watch full episodes online. Kentucky Afield Radio is hosted by KY Fish & Wildlife and broadcasting veteran Charlie Baglan, and the program provides insightful information from experts in the field and department professionals.
Stream Restoration Video
Educational video from the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources on stream restoration.
STATE RESOURCES - TENNESSEE
TN DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES
Source Water Assessment Program
The Source Water Assessment Program assesses the potential contamination of public water system ground water and surface water sources. This webpage includes links to TN's 2003 Source Water Assessment Report, a 2009 Protection of Potable Water Supplies in TN Watersheds report, and source water videos 'Protecting the Source' and 'True Source Water Stories.'
Water Withdrawal Registration Program
The Division of Water Resources collects information on the withdrawal and use of water within Tennessee. The information is used to identify water uses and resources that may require management at critical times, especially drought conditions. The purpose of the program is to protect the water resources of Tennessee from over-utilization. This webpage includes Groundwater 305b Water Quality Reports and the withdrawal videos 'Hollow Ground: The Land of Caves, Sinkholes and Springs' and 'Drops of Water in Oceans of Sand.'
TN SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Soil Health Videos
Educational videos about a variety of water related topics including no till, cover crops, rotational grazing, herd management, and water quality.
TN STATE PARKS
Tennessee’s Wild Side
Tennessee’s Wild Side is an outdoor adventure show designed and developed for viewing by the whole family. Supported by the Tennessee State Parks and Produced by RockWater, LLC, in cooperation with Nashville Public Television, Wild Side is a nine-time regional Emmy Award winning series that has been on the air almost two decades.
TN WILDLIFE RESOURCES AGENCY
Asian Carp in Tennessee
A document describing asian carp in TN, including where they are, what can be done, what is being done, proposed management and more. TWRA also has a video about the nuisance fish, the Silver Carp, which can be viewed here.
Hundreds of videos on variety of topics including fishing, boating, outdoor recreation, Watchable Wildlife, habitat management, paddling, ducks, trout, watersports and more.
Harpeth River Canoe Access Sites
The City of Franklin Parks Department maintains several river access points for those who enjoy canoeing/kayaking, fishing or swimming on the beautiful Harpeth River. Those access points are listed on this website. A canoe launch video is also provided, along with a map of public access points.
Integrated Water Resources Planning
The Integrated Water Resources Planning (IWRP) project takes a holistic approach to managing water resources including drinking water, wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater, along with their interaction and interrelation with the Harpeth River. The plan will provide the City of Franklin a “road map” for making investments to improve water resources with a focus on sustainability and consideration of regional goals and partnerships. This page includes the IWRP draft final report and appendices, Harpeth River FAQs, anIWRP fact sheet, IWRP scope of work, and a video about the IWRP Integrated Water Plan. Additional links guide visitors to the Phase 1 Final Report, information about stakeholder and public involvement, and additional facts regarding the Integrated Water Plan and the Harpeth River.
This website is home to information about the City of Franklin's urban forestry program. Included are links to information about theCity Arborist, Tree Commission, a City Trees List, a Gardening and Landscape Video, "A Walk in the Park" video interview with City Arborist, Todd Snackenberg, a Tree Topping Video (again with Todd Snackenberg), and more.
A website with water conservation tips from the City of Murfreesboro. The site includes links to additional resources such as Water Use it Wisely's 100+ Ways to Conserve, and Murfreesboro created videos on water conservation and fixing leaks.
The Stormwater Department performs several different forms of monitoring and sampling in local streams and in the storm sewer system, as part of the city’s stormwater program required by federal and state regulations and permit. This website has additional information about this program and links visitors to the Bear Branch Watershed Plan with the US Army Corps of Engineers and visual stream assessments for East Fork Stones River Watershed, Lytle Creek Watershed, Middle Fork Stones River, Overall Creek Watershed, Sinking Creek Stream, and Upper West Fork Stones. The site also houses several stream assessment videos shot at Bear Branch Creek, where the City was found trash and sediment and checked the streams pH, conductivity and temperature.
Plan To Play: Countywide Parks and Greenways Master Plan
Plan To Play is a Metro Parks and Recreation-led initiative for a countywide parks and greenways master plan, which will serve as a guide for future investments in and growth of Nashville's park system in the coming decades. The yearlong Plan To Play process includes an inventory of past and current plans, an analysis of programs and facility offerings, a benchmarking of peer cities, and an intensive public input process, including public meetings and surveys. This webpage includes additional information, surveys, a greenways interactive map, a video about the program, and more.
Prevent Polluted Stormwater Runoff
Basic information about stormwater runoff pollution. The site includes links to an information flyer, a notice for your newsletter or blog, information about scheduling a school education program, and information about stenciling storm drains in your neighborhood. It also links visitors to a video about Stormwater Pollution Prevention.
Stormwater Management Manual Volume 5 - Low Impact Development
The Low Impact Development (LID) Manual is a site design approach that utilizes Green Infrastructure to meet a development site’s post development stormwater runoff water quality requirements. This approach satisfies the new MS4 Permit requirement to infiltrate, evapotranspire, or harvest and use the first inch of rain. Topics covered include: Bioretention, Urban Bioretention, Permeable Pavement, Infiltration, Water Quality Swales, Extended Detention Ponds, Downspout Disconnection, Grass Channels, Sheet Flow, Reforestation, Cisterns, and Green Roofs. Additional LID resources and information are available through Metro on this webpage, including a table of incentives for Green Infrastructure, an LID Site Design Tool, and a cistern design tool. Metro also offers this LID Manual Training Video to introduce manual methodology and describe how to build a site according to the manual, manual training slides, and an interactive map of LID sites in Metro Nashville.
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION RESOURCES
River Restoration Resource Center
American Rivers has created a series of resources designed to empower federal and state agency staff, engineering design firms and other consultants, and nonprofit organizations (collectively, river restoration practitioners) with the tools, skills, and understanding necessary to restore damaged rivers. Explore our series of videos, fact sheets, and reports to learn more about removing dams, replacing culverts, and restoring floodplains.
APPALACHIAN CITIZENS LAW CENTER
Abandoned Mine Land Program: A Policy Analysis for Central Appalachia and the Nation (2015)
Based in part on previously unreleased funding data and data from a new survey of AML officials, this paper provides an unprecedented analysis of the policy, economic, financial, and environmental repercussions of the AML program over its history. The paper also provides a set of policy recommendations that, according to our research findings, are necessary for the AML program to achieve its core purpose of reclaiming America’s abandoned coal mines. This webpage also includes a link this associated video.
HARPETH RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
Lowhead Dam Removal Project
The Eastern Flank Canoe Access was a part of the Harpeth River Restoration Project that included the removal of the lowhead dam during the summer of 2012. More information about the project is available here including a time-lapse video of the dam coming down. Also available are pre dam removal (2011) and post dam removal (2015) fish community assessment studies conducted by TWRA.
KENTUCKY WATERWAYS ALLIANCE
Resources for understanding what fracking is and why the practice is a water quality concern. These pages link visitors to a general video from National Geographic and more detail about the hydraulic fracturing process from Marathon Oil.
Educational materials about sediment and why it is a water quality concern. This webpage includes a link to an animated film about the matter.