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Integrated Watershed Management

IWMOur activities on the land impact the health and sustainability of natural resources and can threaten how much water we have available as well as how well we can adapt to the impacts of climate change. The best way to protect resources is on a watershed basis using an integrated watershed management approach. This approach allows us to address multiple issues and objectives and enables us to plan within a very complex and uncertain environment.

Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) is the process of managing human activities and natural resources on a watershed basis. This approach allows us to protect important water resources, while at the same time addressing critical issues such as the current and future impacts of rapid growth and climate change.