The 2003-2012 Ware River Land Management Plan is the first comprehensive plan for natural resources on the Ware River watershed. This land management plan proposes methods to effectively manage, protect, and conserve the natural resources on Division watershed properties, with the principal objective of enhancing the protection of the water supply. Developing a management strategy to meet all the needs assigned to the DCR/DWSP is not an easy task. There are numerous constraints that must be considered in developing management options. Effective management requires an ongoing process of reviewing and weighing uses against potential impacts upon the primary goal of water quality protection. This review is followed by carefully crafting policy and management decisions that consider the public's desire to use and enjoy the area, while preserving the primary objective of water supply protection.
The plan outlines DCR/DWSP's management objectives to maintain the most effective and practical, ecologically sustainable watershed land cover in order to maximize the natural filtering capability of the Division watershed lands surrounding the Ware River intake. The plan also identifies management strategies for land acquisition, wildlife, cultural resources and biodiversity.
Ware River Watershed Land Management Plan 2003-2012
1. Introduction file size 1MB
5. Management of Forested Lands Controlled by DCR/DWSP file size 1MB