Deer Creek Watershed Conservancy is dedicated to preserving natural resources, private property rights, and responsible land stewardship.
Below is an overview of our management goals.
Optimize use of public and private resources to develop, adopt and implement a management strategy for Deer Creek watershed that will provide clear guidance for resource conservation and land use for present and future generations.
Foster conservation, restoration and sound resources management in the Deer Creek watershed. Achieve long term sustainability of watershed processes, natural resources, economic viability and preserve cultural heritage and resources within watershed.
Respect and protect private property rights and public resources.
Apply an ecosystem and multi-species approach to maintaining biodiversity and the conservation of native habitats in the Deer Creek watershed. Base management decisions on sustaining ecosystem functions in response to long-term changes and/or unexpected occurrences.
Protect and enhance the long-term productivity of the Deer Creek aquatic ecosystem with special consideration for spring-run chinook salmon, fall -runchinook salmon and steelhead populations and quality of their habitat.
Manage watershed lands so as to minimize unnatural rates of erosion and sedimentation.
Encourage good land stewardship practices through education, research and public outreach.
Eliminate duplication of effort by agencies and organizations through improved communication and cooperation.
Develop a long-term monitoring program that provides continuous evaluation of key watersehd conditions.
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