A watershed management plan identifies problems and threats to water resources and develops a framework to address these issues within a specific watershed.
The primary purpose of a watershed management plan is to guide watershed coordinators, resource managers, policy makers, and community organizations to restore and protect the quality of lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands in a given watershed. The plan is intended to be a practical tool with specific recommendations on practices to improve and sustain water quality. These are also “living documents,” meaning that as conditions change over time in a watershed, the plan must be reexamined and revised to reflect goals that have been achieved or not met.
The Watershed Council has been a key party involved with the development of watershed management plans for all major watersheds as well as several sub-watersheds in our service area.
Watershed Management Plans
|2022 Larks Lake Watershed Management Plan||EGLE/EPA Approved Watershed Management Plans, Larks Lake, Larks Lake Watershed||watershed-plan-approved larks-lake larks-lake-watershed inland-lakes watersheds|
|2022 Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed Management Plan||Beals Lake, Ben-Way Lake, Clam Lake, EGLE/EPA Approved Watershed Management Plans, Elk Lake, Elk River, Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed, Ellsworth Lake, Hanley Lake, Intermediate Lake, Lake Bellaire, Scotts Lake, Six Mile Lake, Skegemog Lake, St. Clair Lake, Torch Lake, Wilson Lake||beals-lake ben-way-lake clam-lake watershed-plan-approved elk-lake elk-river elk-river-chain-of-lakes-watershed ellsworth-lake hanley-lake intermediate-lake lake-bellaire scotts-lake six-mile-lake skegemog-lake st-clair-lake torch-lake wilson-lake inland-lakes rivers-streams watersheds|
|2021 Coastal Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Plan||EGLE/EPA Approved Watershed Management Plans, Grand Traverse Bay Watershed||watershed-plan-approved grand-traverse-bay-watershed watersheds|
|2018 Burt Lake Watershed Management Plan||Burt Lake, Burt Lake Additional Docs, Burt Lake Watershed, Crooked Lake, Douglas Lake, EGLE/EPA Approved Watershed Management Plans, Huffman Lake, Lancaster Lake, Larks Lake, Mud Lake, Munro Lake, Pickerel Lake, Round Lake, Spring Lake, Thumb Lake, Wildwood Lake||burt burt-lake-additional-docs burt-lake-watershed crooked-lake douglas-lake watershed-plan-approved huffman-lake lancaster-lake larks-lake mud-lake munro-lake pickerel-lake round-lake spring-lake thumb-lake wildwood-lake inland-lakes watersheds|
|2012 Lake Charlevoix Watershed Management Plan||Adams Lake, Deer Lake, EGLE/EPA Approved Watershed Management Plans, Lake Charlevoix, Lake Charlevoix Watershed, Nowland Lake||adams-lake deer-lake watershed-plan-approved lake-charlevoix lake-charlevoix-watershed nowland-lake inland-lakes watersheds|
|2002 Mullet Lake Watershed Management Plan||EGLE/EPA Approved Watershed Management Plans, Mullett Lake, Mullett Lake Watershed||watershed-plan-approved mullett-lake mullett-lake-watershed inland-lakes watersheds|