Tag Archives: Watershed Planning

Case Study of the Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado.

Abstract (Restoration Areas, Watershed planning, Conservation of Natural Resources) Watershed Assessments are an excellent method of identifying landscape-scale environmental issues and targeting restoration projects that address those issues. Foster Wheeler Environmental conducted a landscape assessment on the 640,000 acre Upper … Continue reading

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Setting Priorities for the Conservation of Natural Diversity in the South Platte watershed Using Natural Heritage Methodology.

Abstract (Forest Ecology, Watershed Planning, Outreach to Local Economies) The majority of Colorado’s human population dwell and work in the South Platte River watershed. This watershed also supports a significant agricultural and recreational economy and possesses numerous biological values. With … Continue reading

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Integrated Watershed Management in the South Platte Basin: Status and Practical Implementation.

Brief Summary (Water Shed Planning, Community Planning) The fifth annual South Platte Forum will explore the practical implementation issues associated with an integrated approach to watershed management in the South Platte Basin. Last year’s conference laid the conceptual foundation; this … Continue reading

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No Success Like Failure: The Platte River Collaborative Watershed Planning Process.

Abstract (Watershed Planning) This article discusses the “collaborative” watershed planning process on one large, complex river system in the central United States: the Platte River in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Discussions of the collaborative approach to environmental decision-making often proceed … Continue reading

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Review of U.S.D.A. Forest Service Community-Based Watershed Restoration Partnerships Appendix: Reviews of Watershed Projects.

Summary (Restoration Areas, Watershed Planning, Economic Redevelopment) The Blue Mountain Demonstration Area BMDA was initiated through agreement between Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber Chief the Forest Service Mike Domback and Assistant Secretary Agriculture Jim Lyons June. The key drivers behind the … Continue reading

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Upper South Platte Watershed Protection and Restoration Project.

Abstract (Watershed Planning, Erosion, Water Quality, Forest Ecology) The Upper South Platte Basin is a critical watershed in Colorado. Nearly 80 percent of the water used by the 1.5 million Denver metropolitan residents comes from or is transmitted through this … Continue reading

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Application of a Watershed Management Approach.

Abstract (Watershed Planning, Water Law, Water Conservation, Community Preparedness) The regional Clean Water Plan developed and maintained by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) recognizes 18 hydrologic planning basins in the eight county region. These basins have been used … Continue reading

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Adaptive Participation in Watershed Management.

  Abstract (Watershed Planning, Stakeholders, Conservation of Natural Resources) Much of the guidance on watershed management stresses the need for collaboration among a variety of interested parties. For example, the first principle of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) framework document … Continue reading

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Water Quality Management of a Water Supply Reservoir.

  Abstract (Water Quality, Pollution, Aquatic Life, Watershed Planning) Aurora Reservoir in Colorado is the City of Aurora’s 30,000 acre-feet terminal water supply reservoir for the Wemlinger Water Treatment Plant. Oxygen loss during thermal stratification results in significant internal phosphorus … Continue reading

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