Another example of watershed management planning can be found in the document "Green Shores Case Study - Squamish Estuary Overview" prepared by Green Shores in 2006. This document provides an example of how a soft shore approach for shoreline development can protect the shoreline from wind, tides, and erosion far better than hard armouring and retaining walls. The principles of Green Shores are: 1. Preserve the integrity or connectivity of coastal processes. 2. Maintain or enhance habitat diversity and function (on a local or regional scale). 3. Minimize or reduce pollutants to the marine environment. 4. Reduce cumulative impacts to the coastal environment.
This short video produced for the US Environmental Protection Agency explains what is a watershed AND why it is important to protect our watersheds