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WRIA Watershed Management Plan- Phase 1
WRIA Watershed Management Plan- Phase 1 (Number of pages: 437) (Publication Size: 18353KB)
|Blake, Sue and Peterson, Becky
|This draft Water Resource Inventory Area 1 (WRIA 1) Watershed Management Plan – Phase 1 was developed through the cooperative efforts of local stakeholders and governments under the framework provided by the Washington State Watershed
Management Act (RCW 90.82). This version of the WRIA 11 Watershed Management Plan (WMP) provides a roadmap for addressing water quantity, water quality, instream flow, and
fish habitat challenges faced by residents of WRIA 1 now and in the future, with an initial focus on 2005/2006 activities. Its development was based on four fundamental principals:
1) the use of best available science2, 2) public participation, 3) collaborative decision- making, and 4) adaptive management. Abiding by these principles requires that the WMP
be viewed as a living document that will evolve and develop over time. Continued refinement of technical information will be necessary both now and in the future to respond
to existing and new challenges. For this reason, this version of the WMP is referred to as the WMP – Phase 1. Significant elements of implementing this WMP – Phase 1 include
completing and integrating the technical assessment tools described in Section 2 into the WRIA 1 decision-making process and implementing the Bertrand Creek and Middle Fork
Nooksack River Instream Flow Pilot Negotiations that are elements of the Instream Flow Selection and Adoption Action Plan. Success in meeting the goals of this WMP is
dependent on an on-going commitment to ensure plan implementation, review progress, take corrective action, and respond to new needs.
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