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Watershed Planning

A watershed planning approach considers all of the land, rivers and streams that drain into a single larger body of water. Watersheds can be as small as a footprint or large enough to encompass all of the land that drains into rivers that drain into Lake Champlain, where it enters the Richelieu River and St. Lawrence Seaway. Watershed plans typically include a combination of measures – ranging from changes to local zoning, development regulations and programs, to installation of best management practices at specific priority locations – to protect watershed resources and to restore areas that have already been degraded. Stone has developed numerous watershed plans at scales ranging from small inland lakes and ponds to major river basins.