In a nutshell, watershed management encompasses the creation and implementation of plans, programs, and projects that are geared towards sustaining and preserving the ecosystems that exist within a watershed. Plans take into account factors such as the wildlife, plant life, and human life within its boundaries. Managing things like water quality, drainage and stormwater runoff are very important aspects of this work.
Watershed Planning Documents
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