NYSFOLA/DEC Watershed Mgt Primer
A Primer for Developing a Successful Watershed Management System (Click on title to see primer pdf). This Primer was created as part of a pilot program.
There has been a rebirth in the last ten years of using “watersheds” as the basis for making environmental management decisions with stronger local public involvement. In 1996 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) began testing a program model that would allow watershed management programs to be developed quickly with limited funds using New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) lake associations as the core organizing groups.
Four lakes ultimately became NYSFOLA cooperative test projects with NYSDEC funding. Two other lakes received separate NYSDEC and/or other agency funding and independently used the NYSDEC program model.
Even allowing for the differing sizes of the lakes and for the differing kinds of lake and town interaction, the NYSFOLA Oversight Committee is reporting relatively good success for the Pilot Program. The initial two-year management plan development program was extended to five years. Five of the six lakes have State of the Lake Reports completed. Three have Management Plans in place and two more Plans are imminent. A final survey from the Committee identified several issues critical to success as well as several challenges and problems in the projects.
Lake News APR 24th
NYSFOLA Annual Conference May 5-6. 2017 "Lake Ecology and Human Impacts"
The 34th Annual NYSFOLA Conference will be held May 5-6, 2017 at White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY. To view the draft agenda, CLICK HERE.
Registration is now closed for rooms and meals. You may register at the door for sessions only. There may be a very limited number of meal tickets available on a first come/first serve basis, but we cannot guarantee numbers since our head counts have been submitted to the chef at White Eagle.
THANK YOU to our friends at Alpha Boats Unlimited /Barber Welding of Weedsport, NY for sponsoring our tote bags this year.
And to SOLitude Lake Management for their sponsorship of the conferenceRead More Read ALL