The French Creek Watershed Conservation Plan guides research, planning, development and environmental protection activities in the region, with objectives and strategies targeted for land, water, biological and cultural resources. The plan focuses on education, leadership and outreach, encouraging organizations and individuals to appreciate the astounding natural value of the watershed and make conservation a core value.

Land Protection

Encourage individual awareness and responsibility for conservation
Support county and municipal land use planning
Promote conservation easements
Encourage best management practices

Water Quality

Conduct comprehensive physical and biological watershed assessments
Develop a hydrologic model and budget, and water quality monitoring
Encourage storm water management planning
Promote wetland research, monitoring and protection

Biological Resources

Complete and maintain County Natural Heritage Inventories
Assess species of special concern and natural communities
Inventory invasive species and develop outreach and monitoring
Monitor select threatened/endangered species, and overall aquatic communities

Cultural Resources

Inventory and map all public lands and stream access sites
Develop comprehensive recreational management plans
Identify and preserve historic and cultural sites