Water Quality Planning
County Land and Water Plan
Habitat Restoration - Upland
Conserving soil and terrestrial resources: promoting good land stewardship and use of best
management practices, reducing impacts caused by recreational activities, and encouraging the
retention of agricultural lands, forests and open spaces.
Information and Education
Providing information and education through coordination with landowners, local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and resource management entities.
Protect Headwaters and Springs
Protect surface and groundwater resources: interior and coastal wetlands, lakes and streams,
headwaters, drinking water, and recreational water. Reduce nonpoint source pollution arising from
construction development, roads and trails, forestry, agriculture, stormwater runoff, and other sources.
Protect Riparian or Shorelands
Protecting and improving aquatic and terrestrial wildlife habitat: sensible shoreland development,
Aquatic Invasive Species Plan
Control of invasive species, protection of sensitive habitats, avoiding or correcting habitat fragmentation, and reducing property or ecological damage caused by wildlife.
County Land and Water Management Plan
The Ashland County Land & Water Resource Management Plan contains realistic objectives and activities intended to meet the goals established by a workgroup of volunteer citizens from throughout the county. Plan: https://goo.gl/qfwNVo