A new comprehensive watershed plan development has aligned local water water planning efforts to create a unified plan that results in a more effective and efficient resource management.
One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) is a program through the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) that supports partnerships of local governments in developing prioritized, targeted, and measurable implementation plans. Key principles are planning at the major watershed level and aligning local plans with state strategies. Plan created through the 1W1P program are called comprehensive watershed management plans because they address water quality and quantity, groundwater, drinking water, habitat, recreation, and locally identified issues.
The underlying principle of watershed management is that people, land , and water are connected. People use land in a variety of ways and affect ecosystems and ultimately their own communities for better or worse. Managing and protecting the environment while providing a high quality of life for people is a complex process that is most successful when governing bodies, community members and experts in various fields are true partners in the planning process. Fact Sheet
In May 2021, Roseau River Watershed District, Roseau County and the Roseau Soil and Water Conservation District signed a Memorandum of Agreement to develop a new comprehensive watershed management plan under Minnesota's One Watershed One Plan Program. In August of 2021, the state sent a notification that funding for the grant application was awarded and that local partners could begin the plan development process.