The Watershed Protection Approach is a strategy for effectively protecting & restoring aquatic ecosystems & protecting human health. This document focuses on one aspect of the Watershed Protection Approach developing watershed-specific programs or projects. It provides a blueprint for designing & implementing watershed projects including references & case studies for specific elements of the process. It illustrates how the broader principles of watershed management including all relevant federal, state, tribal, local & private activities can be brought to bear on water quality & ecological concerns. Over 30 illustrations.