"So the key message is that there is no one way for ISMP/watershed approaches; rather, it is a matter of looking at what is needed in each watershed and community, and then basing the approach on those needs," stated Carrie Baron.
"The region has committed to protect and restore an interconnected network of habitat and green space, account for ecosystem services, and enhance the connection between people and nature. Over time, the outcome of a landscape-based approach is a new watershed," stated Kim Stephens.
"The experience and wisdom of local government champions who have developed precedent-setting watershed plans will provide the curriculum backbone for a 2-day course. This will go a long way towards ensuring alignment with the Province's Living Water Smart and Green Communities initiatives," stated Kim Stephens.