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Utah Areawide Planning Guide

Utah Areawide Planning Guide

This guide is a reference for use in areawide planning. It is comprehensive enough to be of value for communities’ planning needs, yet specific enough for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programmatic use. Areawide planning is a process for local people to assess natural resource conditions and needs; set goals, identify programs and other resources to resolve those needs; to develop proposals and recommendations; implement solutions; and measure success. An areawide natural resources plan may be developed for a watershed, ecological region or any other specified geographical area. Such a plan addresses all resource problems identified, and contains alternative solutions that meet the minimum criteria for each resource, applicable laws and regulations.

The Planning Guide follows the NRCS Three Phase, Nine-Step planning process.

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Utah Areawide Planning Guide (PDF, 928 KB)

For Further Information: Contact your local USDA Service Center, or Norm Evenstad, Water Resources Coordinator at (801) 524-4569.