Results chains for Little River water quality/wildlife habitat

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Feb 22, 2014 (3 years and 3 months ago)

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Results chains for Little River



water quality/wildlife habitat


Indicator

Activity

Strategy and goal

Threat reduction r
esult

Target

Number of feet of
stream buffer protected.



Plant species
composition


Decrease in
sedimentation in stream
due to
logging practices

1.

1.
Plant native grasses
and trees in stream
buffer

2.

2.
Educate adjacent land
owners on native
plants/

importance of
stream buffers

and
proper logging practices.

3.

3. Change in zoning
ordinances to increase
stream buffers.


1.

1.
Native buffer

By: 2015 have only
native plants in the
immediate stream
buffer


2.

2.
Environmentally safe
logging practices

3.


4.

3. Lobby for increased
stream buffers to
protect water quality

5.


Erosion prevented

Water

Quality

Plant species
composition


Indicator species
presen
t in Little River
and bottomland forest


4.

1. Manual removal

5.

2. Chemical removal

6.

3. Change in zoning
ordinances to increase
stream buffers.


Removal of invasive
species.


By 2015 invasive species
are removed or under
control in Little River
and adjacent land.


Invasive species
eradicated

Wildlife and terrestrial
habitat


Results chains for Little River



Water quality
/wildlife habitat


Indicator

Activity

Strategy and goal

Threat reduction r
esult

Target


Change in zoning
ordinances to increase
stream buffers.


Increase in water quality
in the Little River using
Division of Water
Quality measures.


Reduction in nitrogen
and phosphate levels in
the Little River below
develop
ment zones.

Promote low
-
impact
development in Little
River watershed.


7.

Educate landowners on
the importance of
reducing non
-
point
pollution and
maintaining adequate
stream buffers.


Encourage
environmentally friendly
landscaping practices in
neighboring pr
operties,
including Treyburn Golf
Course.


6.

Reduce impervious
surface in watershed.

7.


8.

By 2015 influence land
use planning to
encourage low
-
impact
development in
watershed.

9.


Non
-
point pollution
reduced

Water Quality


Number of contiguous
acres of open space


Adjacent properties
acquired





Purchase adjacent
properties.


Establish partnerships
with other green space
initiatives to establish
wildlife corridors.


Increase the
connectivity between
wildlife habitat in the
Little River watershed


By 2025
establish viable
wildlife corridors in the
Piedmont region


Wildlife corridors
created


Wildlife Habitat and
terrestrial
habitat/corridor