The Watershed Stewards Program’s mission is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality scientific practices.
WSP does this by placing its Corpsmembers with scientists from natural resource organizations in locations around the state where the Corpsmembers are mentored in data collection as they assess, monitor, and enhance watersheds.
Corpsmembers also assist communities and organizations with habitat restoration for salmonids – Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Steelhead Trout – to bring these threatened and endangered species back to healthy populations.
Additionally, WSP provides watershed education and outreach by instructing children from lower income public schools on a special curriculum focused on salmonid science. WSP Corpsmembers also recruit community volunteers to tackle watershed projects that local organizations might not otherwise have the manpower to complete.
Placement Sites – the locations where Corpsmembers and their work are based – include federal, state, county, tribal, and non-profit agencies and organizations.