February 28, 2017

Water Quality, Soil Health Solutions: Watershed Planning

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Advancing Watershed Goals

Watershed plans provide an opportunity for farmers and other stakeholders to link local needs and goals with the statewide Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (INRS). This includes the following steps:

  • Assess current levels of practice implementation
  • Develop goals
  • Identify priority implementation locations
  • Estimate the resources needed
  • Develop an outreach plan

Watershed plans enable stakeholders the flexibility to install the precise practices that will be effective and fit the landscape of the local watershed.

Click on one of the icons below to learn more about 14 key practices being implemented across Iowa to improve water quality.