Dragon Run Watershed Management Framework GIS
Track: Environment Management
Author(s): James Martin, Lewis Lawrence
The Dragon Watershed's primary coastal management problem exists between preserving traditional timbering, farming, hunting, and trapping uses while maintaining biodiversity and managing public access. A complicating factor to managing the watershed is that it extends through several jurisdictions, which all have a number of local, state, and federal entities that play a role in governing the resources. Preservation of the natural resources in the Dragon is further complicated by unforeseen watershed use conflicts coupled with limited professional planning at the local level. The Dragon Run Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) seeks to minimize the adverse impact of approaching suburbanization on the natural resources of the Dragon by improving the range of tools available to Gloucester, Middlesex, King and Queen, and Essex Counties to control new development and protect the traditional uses of the water body.
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