Core Principle 1: Watersheds are natural systems that we can work with
Cases listed on the left exhibit successful watershed management efforts.
Watershed management approaches are evolving throughout the country and are being used to address watersheds that have multiple problems. The case study links listed to the left provide information on several successful watershed management cases. Based on successful watershed management efforts like these across the country, this tutorial presents four core principles of watershed management:
- Watersheds are natural systems that we can work with.
- Watershed management is continuous and needs a multi-disciplinary approach.
- A watershed management framework supports partnering, using sound science, taking well-planned actions and achieving results.
- A flexible approach is always needed.