What Is A Watershed Plan?
A watershed plan is a document developed cooperatively be government agencies and stakeholders (watershed residents, landowners). A plan should list things that need to be done so that the watershed looks and functions as we would like it to in the future. The plan will be used as the guide for managing human activities that affect water, land/water interactions, aquatic life and aquatic resources within a particular watershed. The health of the ecosystem will be protected as land uses and management practices change. It outlines areas that should be preserved, enhanced or rehabilitated. It shows areas that are suitable for development and provides guidelines to be followed in development designs.
What are the Benefits of Watershed Planning?