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Watershed Services
Examples of this pattern in action:

"The primary objectives and purposes of this corporation shall be the promotion of the sustainability of a healthy community economy in healthy forests through research, training, education and economic development." The By Laws

Johnson Creek Watershed Council
Restoration Resources

Organizations whose work incorporate this pattern:

Adopt A Watershed

Adopt-A-Stream Foundation

For the Sake of the Salmon

Pacific Rivers Council


American Fisheries Society. Watershed Restoration: Principles and Practices. American Fisheries Society. Bethesda, MD. 1997.

Rapp, Valerie. What the River Reveals: Understanding and Restoring Healthy Watersheds. The Mountaineers. Seattle, WA. 1997.

Riley, Ann L. Restoring Streams in Cities: A Guide for Planners, Policymakers, and Citizens. Island Press. Washington, DC. 1998.

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Pattern Index

A Conservation Economy

Social Capital

Fundamental Needs

Subsistence Rights

Shelter For All


Access To Knowledge


Social Equity


Cultural Diversity

Cultural Preservation

Sense Of Place

Beauty And Play

Just Transitions

Civic Society

Natural Capital

Ecological Land-Use

Connected Wildlands

Core Reserves

Wildlife Corridors

Buffer Zones

Productive Rural Areas

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable Fisheries


Compact Towns And Cities

Human-Scale Neighborhoods

Green Building

Transit Access

Ecological Infrastructure

Urban Growth Boundaries

Ecosystem Services

Watershed Services

Soil Services

Climate Services


Economic Capital

Household Economies

Green Business

Long-Term Profitability

Community Benefit

Green Procurement

Renewable Energy

Sustainable Materials Cycles

Resource Efficiency

Waste As Resource

Product As Service

Local Economies

Value-Added Production

Rural-Urban Linkages

Local Assets

Bioregional Economies

Fair Trade

True Cost Pricing

Product Labeling