Natural Resource Issue: Stream Health and Water Quality

Concern and location: Water Bodies across the District are impaired due to urban development, wildland fire, poor forest health and other causes

Three Year Goal(s): Improved Stream Health and Water Quality in Impaired Water Bodies

2015

  1. Work with Bear Creek Watershed Association and other similar associations on TMDL development and 303d impaired water body list; impacts and solutions
  2. Develop a plan to link water quality with forestry projects in a landscape effort with equivalent emphasis
  3. Apply for at least one water quality related grant
  4. Continue review of proposed developments for water quality impacts

2016

  1. Develop a plan for and track implementation of water quality/forestry plan (2015 item B)
  2. Distribute science-based educational material
  3. Track on-the-ground implementation
  4. Work with local governments on implementing solutions into land use plans and development applications

2017

  1. Distribute science-based educational material
  2. Track implementation of water quality/forestry plan (2015 item B)
  3. Track on-the-ground implementation
  4. Work with local governments on implementing solutions into land use plans and development applications

* TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load; CGS Colorado Geological Survey; NRCS Natural resources Conservation Service; CDPHE Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment