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dc.contributor.authorHolst, David J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:57:35Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:57:35Z
dc.date.issued1999-04-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-042199-181520en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37080
dc.description.abstractAbstract In 1991 EPA embraced the watershed protection approach for environmental management. EPA defines watershed protection as â a strategy for effectively protecting and restoring aquatic ecosystems and protecting human health.â To encourage statewide watershed protection, EPA developed the â Statewide Watershed Protection Approachâ document, which is designed to aid states in developing their own watershed protection program. The watershed protection approach is not a program or policy required by EPA, rather a flexible framework that outlines the essential elements and components of a comprehensive statewide watershed protection approach. It allows for varying conditions in a state, but attempts to ensure a consistent general approach. This paper describes the elements and components of EPAâ s comprehensive statewide watershed protection framework. It then analyzes Washington, Minnesota, and Oregonâ s statewide watershed protection programs, and examines how these state approaches reflect EPAâ s framework. In addition, the paper analyzes a case study in each of these states to explore how these statewide watershed management approaches are implemented at the local level. By analyzing states that have successfully implemented a statewide watershed protection approach, this paper aims to identify the critical elements in a statewide watershed protection approach, and identify the issues that are critical to successful local implementation.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMajorPaper.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectoregonen_US
dc.subjectwashingtonen_US
dc.subjectminnesotaen_US
dc.subjectstatewideen_US
dc.subjectwatersheden_US
dc.titleStatewide Watershed Protection and Local Implementation: A Comparison of Washington, Minnesota, and Oregonen_US
dc.typeMajor paperen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUrban Affairs and Planningen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Urban and Regional Planningen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Urban and Regional Planningen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineUrban Affairs and Planningen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRandolph, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZahm, Diane L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRichardson, Jesse J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-042199-181520/en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-04-21en_US
dc.date.rdate2000-05-12
dc.date.adate1999-05-12en_US


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