The Cross Watershed Network (XWN) began as a regional network that connected watershed practitioners (practitioners) across watersheds in the Southwest U.S. through information sharing, collective capacity building, and collaboration. Members of the XWN Steering Committee wrote this case study to provide “lessons learned” for others who are setting up and implementing communities of practice and peer- learning networks.
The Nature Conservancy launched the Groundwater Resource Hub, the go-to resource on Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems. Please visit for information on GDEs and for tools that can help you save time and money as you develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans.  This website features:  The best available science in a straightforward format

This website provides links to past webinars hosted by the Conservation Biology Institute. Topics are wide ranging. 

The Rocky Mountain Avian Data Center and Partners in Flight Databases can be accessed from this website

This is a list of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters authored by The Nature Conservancy staff, including links to pdf versions where available.

Free public access to digital collections of significant primary and secondary resources on water in the western United States.  
Through this webinar portal you can stay up-to-date with the latest research and industry practices in forestry, conservation, bioenergy, climate change and natural resources. Most of the user friendly webinars provide the opportunity to accrue continuing education credits, from professional accrediting organizations such as Society of American Foresters, International Society of Arboriculture, The Wildlife Society, Certified Crop Advisors, and others.
The Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona tackles key water policy and management issues, empowers informed decision-making, and enriches understanding through engagement, education,  and applied research.

The Desert Flows Database is a compilation of over 400 peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters from across the watersheds that touch the Sonoran, Chihuahua, and Mojave Deserts. Funding for this project was provided by the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC).

American Rivers has created a series of resources designed to empower federal and state agency staff, engineering design firms and other consultants, and nonprofit organizations (collectively, river restoration practitioners) with the tools, skills, and understanding necessary to restore damaged rivers. Explore our series of videos, fact sheets, and reports to learn more about removing dams, replacing culverts, and restoring floodplains.