Large Scale Lake Planning
One core value that was shared at the conceptual stage and throughout the planning process used to create the Tarrant Lake Watershed Plan was that public participation in decisions about the future development and improvement of Tarrant Lake would be fundamental to achieving lasting and possible solutions. Collaborative problem solving generally can be accomplished with less confrontation and fewer occasions of “gridlock,” since participants understand what opportunities are available and also whatever resources or other constraints must be considered. Involving citizens also ensures that the solutions (and possibly some very creative or unconventional solutions) are tailored to local needs.
Lake Management Plan Development
Columbia County proposes to develop a lake management plan for Tarrant Lake. The plan will be created with significant public input, and contain feasible objectives and goals. The final report will be submitted on paper and electronic copies, and include all raw data. Project results will be shared via public meetings, with a final presentation upon completion of project. The following is a complete list of deliverables: A1) Completes a comprehensive lake management plan. A2) Identifies and prioritizes lake management needs and sets goals. A3) Provides specific lake water quality management objectives (resource desired conditions in TSI). A4) Provides specific objectives for watershed or land use management (identify critical sites). A5) Provides specific management objectives for fish habitat. A6) Provides a specific sociological management objective (education). B2) Develops a comprehensive assessment of fish, aquatic life or wildlife habitat with management recommendations (aquatic plant management plan, shoreland restoration plan). B3) Information will be used in development of a shoreland restoration and protection program. C3) Inventory and review in detail the adequacy of institutional programs effecting lake quality. C4) Develops a comprehensive assessment and management strategy for watershed pollution source(s). Partition actual load(s) by subwatershed or source(s),conducts a loading reduction feasibility analysis and creates a nutrient or stormwater management plan that recommends BMPs, ordinances, etc. D1) Secchi monitoring will be conducted and reported. E1) Project completes a planning effort including a strategy (who, what, when) for implementation. E2) Project will provide design information (technical specifications) for specific management project implementation.
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland