Introduction to Watershed Planning
Welcome to the Introduction to Watershed Planning module. The goal of this module is to introduce a flexible framework for watershed planning and point out key factors that help make planning successful.
Local planning processes generally address problems or may seek to protect or improve quality of life. Watershed planning is no different. Some watershed planning groups convene to address chronic problems like degrading fisheries, while others seek to address acute problems like contaminated mine drainage or heavy erosion along streambanks. Other planning efforts may bring together citizen groups, local agencies and states to work together on plans for community and environmental improvements. The degree of success achieved in watershed planning often depends on having people that can devote substantial time to the effort.
This learning module is for you if
- You are (or would like to be) part of a local watershed planning process.
- You would like to protect or improve the quality of life in your area.
- You have questions about regulations, funding, or where to find help.
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