What is a watershed?
A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is:
“that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.”
Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state, and national boundaries. …
via the US Environmental Protection Agency
A note about the John Powell quote: being part of a community, how do you treat your neighbors? Consider if the natural resources who are our natural neighbors were akin to people, obviously with very docile and passive personas. What would your grandmother, or your grandchild, think of the way your way of life treats your neighbors’ way of life? What might they prefer you do for right livelihood in the Community of Life? What might they appreciate about what you do now?