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NISQUALLY WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP PLAN OVERVIEW
 
Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan
Management Area
Governance
Adaptive Management <ul><li>Annually – Retreat. </li></ul><ul><li>Council members will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring their ...
Mission <ul><li>To encourage and support sustainability in the watershed in order to steward the resources in perpetuity a...
Vision <ul><li>We live in a watershed where vibrant communities, a healthy natural environment and a prosperous, innovativ...
Vision
Guiding Principles <ul><li>We embrace a population with a sense of identity, belonging, and responsibility that spans gene...
Goals <ul><li>A viable, healthy natural resource base </li></ul><ul><li>A community that is healthy, wealthy and wise </li...
Pathways to Sustainability <ul><li>Involved Community </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation/...
Involved Community <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Established sense of watershed community  </li></ul><ul><li>High deg...
Biological Diversity <ul><li>Aquatic Management </li></ul><ul><li>Terrestrial Plant Habitat Management </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Aquatic Management <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy native aquatic species </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul>...
Terrestrial Plant Habitat <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Viable ecoregions </li></ul><ul><li>Threatened and endangered...
Ecoregions
Wildlife Management <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Harvestable populations of native animals </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy...
Recreation-Public Access-Tourism <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural heritage tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Glacier-So...
Scenic Vistas <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Watershed looks like 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Vi...
Sustainable Economy <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy, vibrant economy </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable land value s...
Agriculture <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>No net loss of farmlands </li></ul><ul><li>Balance incentives and regulatio...
Forestry <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable harvest </li></ul><ul><li>99% of lands certified </li></ul><ul><li...
Green Business <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>New industries enhance sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></...
Shellfish Management <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy, abundant stocks and no shellfish beds restricted </li></u...
Fisheries <ul><li>50 year </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable trout and salmon harvest </li></ul><ul><li>Warm-water fisheries es...
Salmon Steelhead Distribution
Water <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Clean and available water </li></ul><ul><li>Supports population and habitat </li>...
Programs <ul><li>Low Impact Development and Architectural Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainablility Certification </li>...
Ongoing Programs <ul><li>Nisqually Stream Stewards </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Land Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Rive...
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Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan Overview

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This is the presentation given by Justin Hall, Executive Director of the Nisqually River Foundation, at the Nisqually River Council's Planning Retreat in Mineral, WA on March 20, 2010.

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Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan Overview

  1. 1. NISQUALLY WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP PLAN OVERVIEW
  2. 3. Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan
  3. 4. Management Area
  4. 5. Governance
  5. 6. Adaptive Management <ul><li>Annually – Retreat. </li></ul><ul><li>Council members will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring their organization’s strategic plans to the retreat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review and evaluate ongoing and completed projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review the current year’s strategic plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set a strategic plan for next calendar year (9 months ahead) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine roles for council members in plan implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Every other year </li></ul><ul><li>Update five- year plan </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Every 5 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit Vision and Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Update Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Every 10 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Review entire management plan </li></ul>
  6. 7. Mission <ul><li>To encourage and support sustainability in the watershed in order to steward the resources in perpetuity and build a model for harmonious living. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Vision <ul><li>We live in a watershed where vibrant communities, a healthy natural environment and a prosperous, innovative economy are valued. </li></ul><ul><li>Our waters, from glacier to Sound, run clean and clear, fish and wildlife thrive in our streams, forests and prairies. </li></ul><ul><li>People are drawn to live, work, and play in our rural landscape. </li></ul><ul><li>As stewards of our land and water we value our working farms and forests which protect our natural, cultural, and scenic heritage. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Vision
  9. 10. Guiding Principles <ul><li>We embrace a population with a sense of identity, belonging, and responsibility that spans generations and fits within the broader context of the region and the planet. </li></ul><ul><li>We embrace a diverse landscape that supports essential ecological functions, viable populations of all native species, economic prosperity, and social wellbeing. </li></ul><ul><li>We embrace vibrant local economy connected to the watershed and that values the watershed resources. </li></ul><ul><li>We embrace the utilization of all practical tools to provide for planning, benchmarking, and evaluation to facilitate positive change. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Goals <ul><li>A viable, healthy natural resource base </li></ul><ul><li>A community that is healthy, wealthy and wise </li></ul><ul><li>Increased economic productivity in a sustainable manner </li></ul><ul><li>The development of a stewardship ethic </li></ul>
  11. 12. Pathways to Sustainability <ul><li>Involved Community </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation/Public Access/Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul>
  12. 13. Involved Community <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Established sense of watershed community </li></ul><ul><li>High degree of volunteerism </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Established Nisqually community identity </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Sub basin community forums </li></ul>
  13. 14. Biological Diversity <ul><li>Aquatic Management </li></ul><ul><li>Terrestrial Plant Habitat Management </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Management </li></ul>
  14. 15. Aquatic Management <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy native aquatic species </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Invasive aquatic species plan </li></ul>
  15. 16. Terrestrial Plant Habitat <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Viable ecoregions </li></ul><ul><li>Threatened and endangered plants restored </li></ul><ul><li>Invasive plants removed </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Native habitat in main-stem area fully restored. </li></ul><ul><li>An invasive removal program is in place </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Native habitat in upper watershed restored </li></ul>
  16. 17. Ecoregions
  17. 18. Wildlife Management <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Harvestable populations of native animals </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy non-game populations </li></ul><ul><li>Threatened and endangered restored </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Habitats protected and expanded </li></ul><ul><li>Game and non game management plan implemented </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Significant progress on habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Priority actions accomplished </li></ul>
  18. 19. Recreation-Public Access-Tourism <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural heritage tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Glacier-Sound trail </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated and sustainable recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Public access </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>50% of Glacier-Sound trail open </li></ul><ul><li>20% visitors Heritage Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Park Open </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated recreation plan in effect </li></ul><ul><li>five, signed gateways into the watershed </li></ul><ul><li>10% of the Glacier-to-Sound trail is open </li></ul><ul><li>Vital agriculture tourism industry exists. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Scenic Vistas <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Watershed looks like 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Viewpoints protected </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Priority Viewpoints Protected </li></ul>
  20. 21. Sustainable Economy <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy, vibrant economy </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable land value system </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Community identities </li></ul><ul><li>Visitor Economy Established </li></ul><ul><li>Strong local business infrastructure </li></ul>
  21. 22. Agriculture <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>No net loss of farmlands </li></ul><ul><li>Balance incentives and regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Urban/Rural Connection </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Implement farm conservation plans </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Farm plans for all commercial farms </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer of development rights and conservation easements </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation plans for all small farms </li></ul>
  22. 23. Forestry <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable harvest </li></ul><ul><li>99% of lands certified </li></ul><ul><li>2005 landbase or larger </li></ul><ul><li>Non-timber products industry </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Viable working forest landscape </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Viable, sustainable timber economy </li></ul>
  23. 24. Green Business <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>New industries enhance sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Existing industries meet standards </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Implement mechanism to attract green business </li></ul>
  24. 25. Shellfish Management <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy, abundant stocks and no shellfish beds restricted </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy shellfish beds </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational beds enhanced </li></ul>
  25. 26. Fisheries <ul><li>50 year </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable trout and salmon harvest </li></ul><ul><li>Warm-water fisheries established </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Natural populations self-sustaining </li></ul><ul><li>Fully implemented multispecies plan </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Chinook habitat action plan implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Local markets for fisheries products </li></ul><ul><li>Warm-water fisheries plan is in place. </li></ul><ul><li>Upper watershed fisheries plan has been developed. </li></ul>
  26. 27. Salmon Steelhead Distribution
  27. 28. Water <ul><li>50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Clean and available water </li></ul><ul><li>Supports population and habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Management plan implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Hydropower operation protects ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>There are no impaired (polluted) water bodies. </li></ul><ul><li>2514 plan fully implemented. </li></ul><ul><li>30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate in-stream flow </li></ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Water conservation program established </li></ul><ul><li>TMDL implementation completed </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal wastewater reuse feasibility studies </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for failing septic systems </li></ul>
  28. 29. Programs <ul><li>Low Impact Development and Architectural Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainablility Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Watershed Characterization </li></ul><ul><li>Watershed Health Report Card </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Pledge </li></ul>
  29. 30. Ongoing Programs <ul><li>Nisqually Stream Stewards </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Land Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually River Education </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Interpretive Center </li></ul><ul><li>Shellfish Stewardship Pledge </li></ul>

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