In relation to Vermont surface waters, the informal motto of the tactical basin planning process is to "Protect the Best and Restore the Rest". Every 5 years, an updated Tactical Basin Plan issues a review and analysis of new water quality data and provides strategies and objectives for water quality improvements. Watershed projects, carried out by local and statewide partners, are necessary to achieve objectives identified in the plan.
The 2018 White River Tactical Basin Plan is actively being developed with help from watershed partners and stakeholders. Projects from assessments and inventories conducted in the White River Watershed have been added to the Watershed Projects Database and can be accessed by the public. New projects can be added to the database by contacting your Watershed Planner (click the proceeding link to automatically send out an email). A calendar for the 2017 planning year has been developed and can be reviewed below. If you are interested in hosting a local meeting about tactical basin planning, please contact Danielle Owczarski at 802-490-6176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Basin Plans for the White River Watershed
2013 Final White River Tactical Basin Plan
- Final White River Tactical Basin Plan
- Online mapping resource for the final version of the White River Tactical Plan
2002 White River Tactical Basin Plan
Our Major Partners & Stakeholders
The priority projects and strategies in the tactical basin plans are completed with help from our partners. The list below is not an exhaustive inventory of all the folks that help make the waters of the White River Basin clean for consumption and recreation. Many thanks to all those who volunteer and support Vermont's goals for water quality excellence.
- White River Partnership
- Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
- Connecticut River Conservancy
- White River Natural Resource Conservation District
- Caledonia Natural Resource Conservation District
- Vermont River Conservancy
- All municipalities in the White River Watershed