Forestry and Natural Resources

Watershed-Based Planning to Protect and Improve Surface Water Quality

Publication Date

Summer 8-10-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1085


Watershed-based plans are a tool to restore impaired waterways through community education and voluntary best management practice implementation. By establishing a framework for improving water quality, plans can assist with a more cohesive approach to watershed restoration. This publication outlines the goals, required elements, data sources, and potential funding opportunities involved in creating a successful watershed-based plan.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Watershed and land managers, watershed organizations, municipal staff, planners