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One Watershed, One Plan

One Watershed, One Plan Planning Grants - 2017 Request for Proposals

Overview

Minnesota has a long history of water management by local government. One Watershed, One Plan is rooted in this history and in work initiated by the Local Government Water Roundtable (Association of Minnesota Counties, Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts, and Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts) in 2011 which recommended that the local governments charged with water management responsibility should organize and develop focused implementation plans on watershed boundaries. The recommendation was followed by legislation that permits BWSR to adopt methods to allow comprehensive plans, local water management plans, or watershed management plans to serve as substitutes for one another; or to be replaced with one comprehensive watershed management plan. This legislation, and the associated BWSR program, is referred to as One Watershed, One Plan. Further Legislation was passed in 2015, defining purposes and outlining additional structure for the program.

BWSR’s vision for One Watershed, One Plan is to align local water planning on major watershed boundaries with state strategies towards prioritized, targeted and measurable implementation plans – the next logical step in the evolution of water planning in Minnesota.

Local Government Water Roundtable Policy Papers relevant to One Watershed, One Plan


Suggested Boundary Map

The boundaries represented on the One Watershed, One Plan Suggested Boundary Map are for planning purposes. They may be changed or adjusted within certain criteria, described in the One Watershed, One Plan Operating Procedures.

News Releases

Participating Watersheds

One Watershed, One Plan Planning Grant Recipients


Pilot Program Watersheds

Lessons Learned (May 2016)




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