Community-Based Watershed Management Planning Guidebook
This information is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy to assist the public and regulated community.
Form #: WAT120 Other Revised: 9/28/13
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1,021 KB CBP Final 2.pdf

This guidebook was produced in response to the community’s need for technical facts and usable direction on developing and implementing watershed management plans. The Community Based Approach to the Watershed Management Planning Process is a process whereby local people lead the watershed planning based on locally identified needs. Local people determine the resource issues (i.e., opportunities and problems), define the geographic area that affects these issues (e.g., a watershed), and then carry out a planning process that will help achieve the desired resource conditions.

Agencies, programs, and others provide the technical and financial resources to help solve those needs and implement solutions. The Community Based Approach to Watershed Management Planning Process guidebook follows the fourteen steps:
  • Twelve pre-planning activities,
  • Developing the plan, and
  • Putting on a public meeting.
It incorporates practical examples from community based plans already successful in Nebraska communities. It will walk you through what to do and how to proceed through the steps to a successful plan.