Watershed Project Implementation Guide


The WPIG describes the methods and procedures that Friends of the Cheat (FOC) use to implement watershed projects. The document was originally intended to help transition between project management staff at FOC for acid mine drainage projects. However, the information and tools compiled may be adaptable for other types of watershed projects throughout West Virginia. 

Anyone managing a project, especially a construction project, will probably reinvent several wheels. FOC prepared this document to save you the trouble of reinventing at least some of them. Whether you have staff or dedicated volunteers, an hour or two carefully reading the WPIG could save you days, weeks, or even months.

Readers are encouraged to consult current professionals and officials when deciding how to use this information. This work is the product of many people that work diligently to implement watershed projects in West Virginia. Major contributors included FOC staff, WVDEP-WIB personnel and others. Click-Here to download the WPIG.

Note: The appendicies provide multiple resources and example documents used by FOC to implement watershed projects. The folders/files are too numerous and too large to include here. Your organization may request a printed copy of the WPIG along with the additional resources. Email your request to: timothy.d.craddock@wv.gov. The subject line must include: WPIG + appendicies. The body of the email must include your contact information (Email, phone number and mailing address). Upon receipt of request, WIB will mail one printed guide plus a flash drive to the address provided.