5.8.4 Land Conservation

ProjectDutch Lake Subwatershed Land Conservation Activities
DescriptionImplementation of Land Conservation program activities in the Dutch Lake subwatershed, including but not limited to acquisition of conservationeasements or fee title to land as well as facilitating partnerships, encouragingconservation planning and activities, providing technical assistance, and education and outreach.
NeedThe Land Conservation Program is an integral strategy to achieving the goals in this subwatershed plan. Land conservation activities help to maintain and improve ecologic integrity, surface and groundwater quantity and quality, wetlands integrity, and streambank stability. High priority areasare located in this subwatershed, including areas with high ecological values.Conservation of key land cover types may be beneficial to reducing runoff and associated pollutant transport, preserving high-infiltration areas,conserving native vegetation, conserving habitat and natural resource corridors, and improving ecologic integrity.
OutcomeMinimized new pollutant loads conveyed by runoff; protection of wetlandand surficial groundwater hydrology; wetland restorations; conservation ofhigh-value native vegetation and habitat.
Estimated Cost and Funding
Estimated cost to achieve conservation goals in the
Dutch Lake subwatershed 2007-2017
$2,575,000
District capital levy
ScheduleImplement both proactively and as opportunities arise during the period 2007-2017