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Watershed Management - Principles, Planning and Implementation

Monday, July 9, 2012 - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The two-day Watershed Planning and Management Workshop will address the following topics:

Principles of Watershed Management

  • Watershed processes
  • Watershed ecosystem functions and services
  • Case studies of successful projects and lessons learned

Building (or Re-Invigorating) Local Watershed Management

  • Stakeholder involvement and facilitation (meetings and processes)
  • Strategic planning
  • Integrating programs such as IRWM, TMDL, MLPA, Forest Management Plans, General Plans, regional transportation plans, and other land management policies and programs.

Watershed Planning and Implementation

  • Building and maintaining partnerships
  • Designing an implementation plan
  • Effectiveness evaluation and adaptive management

Watershed Assessment

  • Defining desired conditions
  • Collecting and managing data
  • Data analysis and interpretation

Watershed Outreach Communications

  • Defining an audience and purpose
  • Creating effective communication
  • Generating and sustaining dialogue
  • Evaluating communication effectiveness

Support Development

  • Developing a Support Strategy
  • Clearly linking watershed functions and services to potential support sources, including partnerships
  • Special watershed case studiesWatershed Management - Principles, Planning and Implementation