Understanding Watershed Management Plans

The DNR's guidebook can help you put together a Watershed Management Plan.A Watershed Management Plan is an important tool for any group looking to improve their local lake, river or stream.

Put simply, a Watershed Management Plan (WMP) identifies water quality problems in your watershed, proposes solutions, and creates a strategy for putting those solutions in action. Watershed Management Plans take a long-term, comprehensive approach, which has proven to be successful in a number of watersheds.

Like a road map directing you from the start to finish of your effort, it helps you create a strategic, targeted plan for making changes in your watershed. 

Learn More about Watershed Management Plans

Detailed information on creating a WMP:

Approved Watershed Management Plans:

Basin Water Quality Plans

DNR Contact

Steve Hopkins
DNR Watershed Improvement Program Grants Coordinator