Stewardship

LWOG’s Stewardship Program is a proactive approach for watershed resiliency in the Left Hand Creek Watershed. Our goal is to build watershed resiliency through an integrated framework of stewardship projects and citizen science initiatives that aim to build a stronger stewardship ethic within the community.

Under this program, LWOG is leading a collaboration of watershed coalitions to provide advice, support and the tools required for landowners to conduct stewardship activities on their own properties. These tools include a handbook for landowners, property-specific stream stewardship plans, and educational outreach workshops.

Stewardship Projects

Stream Recovery and Stewardship Handbook

LWOG is leading the development of a regional stream stewardship handbook designed to provide support for landowners who are implementing stewardship practices on their creek-side properties. LWOG also leads workshops on different aspects of stream stewardship.

Citizen Science

LWOG works with volunteers to monitor the status of Left Hand Creek using tested protocols and uses information collected to make sound decisions about stewardship needs.

Stewardship Projects

LWOG works with volunteers to complete on-the-ground stewardship projects to keep Left Hand Creek healthy, especially in areas that were recently restored following the 2013 flood.