Water: Estuaries and Coastal Watersheds
Chapter 6 - Community-Based Watershed Management Handbook
MENUCommunity-Based Watershed Management Handbook
Ch. 1 - The National Estuary Program
Ch. 2 - Establishing a Governance Structure
Ch. 3 - Identifying Problems and Solutions
Ch. 4 - Developing the Management Plan
Ch. 5 - Implementing the Management Plan
Ch. 6 - Conclusion
Chapter 6: Conclusion
Much has been learned from the NEPs' experience. The NEPs have succeeded because they focus on the watershed, use science to inform decision-making, emphasize collaborative problem solving, and involve the public. The combination of these four elements has produced many positive results. The age-old adage: "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link;" tells us that successful watershed management depends on fulfilling all of the core elements.
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