2017 Elk River Watershed Strategic BMP Assessments
The hiring of a conservation technician to work specifically in the Elk River watershed would result in several types of outputs, both social / political and technical / environmental. The technician would serve as an accessible source of information and
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
A completed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study has identified mid to late summer phosphorus loading as a significant stressor to lakes and streams within the Big Elk Lake watershed. While this comprehensive study serves its role as the unifying document that identifies pollutants and sources, further work is required in order to develop site-specific Best Management Practices, design these practices, and oversee their implementation in order to reach clean water goals. The proposed work for this project includes hiring technical staff to develop relationships with watershed landowners and ultimately carry out the recommendations and strategies set forth by the Big Elk Lake Nutrient TMDL.