Stream restoration provides numerous benefits to ecosystems and communities in both urban and rural areas and may also provide pollutant trading and mitigation opportunities. This Crediting Guidance offers a general technical framework for quantifying the water quality benefits of a specific suite of stream restoration practices, focusing on sediment and nutrients. It can be used as a peer-reviewed technical guidance document to explore collaboration with federal and state regulatory agencies to improve the decision making on water quality trading and crediting of stream restoration benefits. Published by WE&RF. 120 pages. Online PDF. (2016)
Originally funded as WERF project WERF1T13.