Eight Priority Goals
Our strategic plan includes 8 goals. Based on the State of the Watershed Report, surveys, interviews, online questionnaires and watershed risk assessments were undertaken in an extensive stakeholder consultation process. Read more here: The Planning Process
THE 8 GOALS
Everything the OWC does is guided by these eight priority goals:
Goal 1: Improve the understanding and strengthen the commitment of residents to the health of the Oldman watershed.
Goal 2: Optimize the availability of water for the natural ecosystem while supporting the social and economic needs of the community.
Goal 3: Manage and protect the integrity of headwaters and source waters.
Goal 4: Identify and prioritize thresholds to manage threats and impacts on terrestrial and aquatic habitat.
Goal 5: Understand groundwater and how it interacts with surface water.
Goal 6: Identify water quality outcomes and assess factors impacting them for adaptive watershed management.
Goal 7: Prevent and control invasive species.
Goal 8: Understand the status and implications of emerging contaminants.
Our IWMP is done. We have our 8 Goals - and now we are implementing them through our Research & Projects. Watershed work is also people work, and engaging our stakeholders is an iterative process as the watershed - and its people, politics and processes - change and adapt. Our research and projects are based on processes of adaptive management, with continual improvement over time to achieve desired outcomes for watershed health.