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Aquatic resource agencies and organizations

State Agencies

Washington Dept. of Ecology
Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Interest groups

Northwest Biological Assessment Workgroup
Washington State Lake Protection Association
Pacific Northwest StreamNet, a consortium for aquatic resource management
North American Lake Management Society
Whatcom County Marine Resources Commission

National and International Agencies

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service
USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute
US Fish and Wildlife Service Branch of Habitat Assessment
Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station Environmental Laboratory Wetlands
Canada Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Fisheries

Professional organizations

American Fisheries Society home

Aquatic resource agency search sites

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information

Aquatic resource materials

Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife- Fish and Shellfish Science
Washington Dept. of Ecology - The Washington Lake Book
Cowardin et al's Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the US
University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive plants

Life history

USFWS endangered species recovery plans
Early life history of 125 species of California fishes
Fishbase - information on 26,550 species of fish
Tolerance and trophic guild information for selected freshwater fishes as part of Rapid Bioassessment Protocol
NMFS Northwest Regional Office with ESA fish status reviews and listings

Organism identification

Marine fishes of Humboldt Bay
Freshwater fishes of Washington
Fishes of Iowa
Aquatic insect key
Phytoplankton and zooplankton key
Washington Freshwater Plant Identification
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Great Plains

Environmental data

EPA's Surf Your Watershed
USGS Water Resources Data
USGS real-time stream gauge readings for the U.S.
National Wetlands Inventory