A watershed is an area of land that drains surface water from a connected system of watercourses and that ultimately drains into one particular river, creek, stream, lake or ocean. The watershed includes both the streams and rivers that transport the water, as well as the land surfaces from which water drains into the watercourses. The watershed acts like a funnel – collecting all the water within an area and channeling it into a waterway. Each watershed is separated topographically from adjacent watersheds by a ridge, hill or mountain, which is known as a water divide. Other terms that can be used to describe the same concept are catchment, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, river basin and water basin.
Fundy Biosphere Reserve
history, but in addition emphasizes the importance of conservation and sustainability in the region. The Fundy Biosphere Reserve initiative provides a framework where communities, policy makers, resource managers and scientists work cooperatively to achieve a greater degree of sustainability between human development and ecosystem health.