05007-003 Hewitt Creek Watershed Final Report

(2009) 05007-003 Hewitt Creek Watershed Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The goal of this project is to help residents of the Hewitt Creek watershed identify themselves as a watershed community and use cost-effective approaches to control non-point source nutrient and sediment contaminants according to collective science-based environmental goals. The project will tap the low-cost, high-return human resources of local knowledge and resident leadership for economical and sustainable solutions. A watershed council will implement an incentive program to engage their watershed community in locally-acceptable practices and performance (outcome) measures for environmental stewardship that have reasonable cost and are linked with accountable crop and livestock management decisions. The Iowa and Dubuque County Farm Bureau have supported one year of management practice incentives. The performance incentive program will take this effort to the next level, to focus on outcomes.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, water quality, watershed, Dubuque County, Hewitt Creek Watershed Improvement Association, Inc.
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 21337
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 13:10
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21337