Stream Management Plans

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Stream Management Plans

This page contains the stream management plans that have been created in the Catskill region.

Purpose of Stream Management Plans

Streams Management Plans provide a comprehensive review of stream characteristics, data, maps and recommended management strategies. Management strategies consist of measures to individually and collectively reduce the risks of living along Catskill streams, improve the ecology of the stream and floodplain, while protecting the stream’s many resource values. Ultimately, the plans are meant to assist watershed municipalities and residents in planning for a sustainable future for their property, infrastructure, water and biological resources. Ensuring the health of the watershed’s environmental resources will also help to secure a future of prosperous economic growth and a good quality of life for watershed residents.

Getting involved in Stream Management process

Throughout the development, adoption and implementation of these plans there are many opportunities for public involvement.  These include:

  • attending public meetings,

  • participating in focus group discussions,

  • reviewing descriptions of stream areas you know well,

  • becoming familiar with plan contents,

  • assisting on working groups,

  • participating in workshops and activities like stream clean-ups or streamside plantings,

  • supporting town adoption of stream management plans, and

  • communicating interest in implementing plan recommendation.

Stream Management Plans

To learn more about what adoption of a stream management plan entails, please click here. We also have a sample of a memorandum of understanding between a town and Soil and Water Conservation District to illustrate how a town could move forward with plan implementation. Finally, we’ve provided the stream stewardship principles that guide implementation.  Below are links to completed stream management plans:

Schoharie Watershed

Schoharie Creek
East Kill
West Kill

Batavia Kill

Executive Summary of the Batavia Kill Stream Management Plan, click here

Manor Kill

Ashokan Watershed

Esopus Creek

Upper Esopus Creek Management Plan: Summary of Findings and Recommendations (3.3 MB), click here

Stony Clove
Broadstreet Hollow
Beaver Kill
Bushkill
Bushnellsville Creek

West Branch of the Delaware River (Cannonsville Watershed)

West Branch of the Delaware River

East Branch of the Delaware River (Pepacton Watershed)

East Branch of the Delaware River

Rondout Watershed

Chestnut Creek
Rondout Creek

Neversink Watershed

Upper Neversink River (Summary)
Neversink Stream Management Plan (Full Plan – by Management Unit) 

East Branch Neversink River
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 1
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU1
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 2
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU2
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 3
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU3
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 4
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU4
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 5
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU5
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 6
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU6
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 7
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 8
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU8
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 9
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU9
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 10
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU10
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 11
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU11
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 12
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU12
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 13
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU13
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 14
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU14
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 15
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU15
East Branch Neversink River Management Unit 16
Post Flood Addendum East Branch Neversink MU16

 

Main Branch Neversink River
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 1
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 2
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 3
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 4
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 5
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 6
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 7
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 8
Post Flood Addendum Main Branch Neversink MU8
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 9
Post Flood Addendum Main Branch Neversink MU9
Main Branch Neversink River Management Unit 10
Post Flood Addendum Main Branch Neversink MU10

 

West Branch Neversink River
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 1
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 2
Post Flood Addendum Neversink River MU2
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 3
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 4
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 5
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 6
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 7
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 8
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 9
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 10
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 11
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 12
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 13
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 14
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 15
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 16
West Branch Neversink River Management Unit 17

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