Natural Systems

Goal:

Protect and improve the diversity and sustainability of the region’s natural systems.

Natural Systems Question Results

If you had $100 to spend on managing water resources, how would you spend those dollars?

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Strategic Regional Issue #12

Coordination

What's The Issue?

There is little coordination among natural systems planning, land use planning, transportation planning, public facilities planning and other types of planning.

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Strategic Regional Issue #13

Water Resources

What's The Issue?

Protection and sustainability of groundwater and surface water resources are not always addressed in local, state, regional, and federal planning processes.

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Strategic Regional Issue #14

Value and Preservation

What's The Issue?

The value and preservation of diverse natural systems, which includes air, water, wildlife, plantlife, and land are not always examined in local, state, regional, and federal planning processes.

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Strategic Regional Issue #15

Watershed Planning

What's The Issue?

Protection and sustainability of water resources are most effectively addressed on a watershed basis, while local governments make planning and budgeting decisions on a jurisdictional basis.

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