5 components - The Watershed Health Assessment Framework uses 5 ecological components (Hydrology, Connectivity, Biology, Geomorphology and Water Quality) to provide different perspectives for evaluating system health. Each component holds a suite of health index values that show multiple views of health status.
Managing systems - More about understanding the five-component system of evaluating watershed health
Making connections - The dynamic relationship between different parts of a natural system express themselves in many ways. Examples of changes on the landscape can be connected to the forces at work to help us better understand these relationships.
Watershed stories - Lessons learned from river systems that were not managed as systems.
River continuum concept - Connectivity in river systems extends in all directions, up and down stream, into the floodplain, and below ground. A multi-faceted understanding of hydrologic connectivity is needed.