"Integration is easy on paper, but a lot more important and more difficult in the field than any of us foresaw." – Aldo Leopold, 1937
The DWR Watershed Program works with locally led stewardship efforts to integrate the needs of communities, urban and rural, with resource management that sustains watershed ecology. Our program seeks to cultivate and nurture collaborative management that expands the natural, financial, and social capital that supports watershed management throughout the state. We strive to inform and educate people about their watersheds and the benefits and values that those watersheds provide.