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.
LWOG leads the development of a Regional Stream Stewardship & Recovery Handbook. The Handbook serves as a resource for private landowners to better understand their streamside properties in the context of the larger watershed, what they can do to practice good stream stewardship and when/how they should engage outside help for stewardship/recovery projects.
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.
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.
LWOG also leads workshops on different aspects of stream stewardship.