Involve potential participants and the community early in project planning.
Obtain funding for all project aspects.
Clarify Roles and Administer Effectively
Clarify agency roles.
Designate a project manager.
Form a local coordinating committee.
Define the Critical Area
Define the critical area where treatment will have the most impact.
Choose a Land Treatment Approach
Apply BMPs that will address the water quality problem.
Encourage participants to implement systems of BMPs.
Monitor and Evaluate
Design a water quality and landtreatment monitoring and evaluation program, when possible,
to document the effects of BMPs installed.
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