One Watershed, One Plan
What is One Watershed, One Plan?
Local governments have worked hard over the years to protect and restore our water resources through planning efforts within each county. In recent years, the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources encouraged local governments to partner with neighboring counties to work across jurisdictional boundaries and plan resources on a watershed wide scale. This process is called One Watershed One Plan (1W1P). The goal of this effort is to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan that targets projects to protect and restore the watershed’s most valuable resources.
Who is Involved with the St. Louis River 1W1P
The St. Louis River 1W1P partners include St. Louis County, Carlton County, South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District, North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District, Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The effort will be led by the Steering Team made up of staff from these offices. Our Policy Committee, made up of elected officials from the County Boards, SWCD Boards and Fond du Lac Tribe, will approve the content of the plan, serve as a liaison to their representative governing entities and act on behalf of their constituents. An Advisory Committee will also be formed, to provide input to the Policy Committee.
Want to know more?
For more information on local water planning or the One Watershed One Plan program, please contact Melanie Bomier at firstname.lastname@example.org or any members of the Planning Committee.
Learn more about the planning area with the Story Map
We will be holding Policy Committee Meetings the 4th Thursday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 starting in January.
We will be holding Advisory Committee Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month starting in December from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Relevant Planning Documents: 1W1P Document Summary – January 28, 2021
St. Louis River: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/watersheds/st-louis-river
Cloquet River: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/watersheds/cloquet-river
Lake Superior South/Duluth Urban: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/watersheds/lake-superior-south
Fond du Lac Band Water Resources: http://www.fdlrez.com/RM/waterquality.htm
Approved Plan Content: 1W1P Issue Statements
Memorandum of Understanding – Planning Partnership
1W1P Policy Committee Bylaws
One Watershed, One Plan Fact Sheet
Executed St. Louis River One Watershed, One Plan Planning Grant
St. Louis River NOI Letter One Watershed One Plan State Agencies
1W1P Contacts and Committees