Action Plans

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) pro­duces a two-year Action Plan that guides pro­gram activ­i­ties and fund­ing pri­or­i­ties. The Action Plan iden­ti­fies planned activ­i­ties, accom­plish­ments, and next steps in sup­port of the rec­om­men­da­tions derived from stream man­age­ment plans and work­ing group input. The Action Plans are annu­al­ly updat­ed with new infor­ma­tion about the water­shed and feed­back from cit­i­zens; local, state and coun­ty gov­ern­ment; and oth­er organizations.

This Action Plan is divid­ed into key pro­gram­mat­ic areas:

  • Pro­tect­ing and enhanc­ing the integri­ty and water qual­i­ty of the stream systems
  • Flood­plain man­age­ment and planning
  • High­way infra­struc­ture man­age­ment in con­junc­tion with streams
  • Assis­tance to stream­side landown­ers (pub­lic and private)
  • Pro­tect­ing and enhanc­ing aquat­ic and ripar­i­an habi­tat and ecosystems
  • Enhanc­ing pub­lic access to streams


The process for updat­ing the Action Plan begins in August and goes through the end of April. The pro­gram staff wel­comes com­ments from the pub­lic about the Action Plan.

Action Plans

2017–2019 Action Plan

2016–2018 Action Plan

2015–2017 Action Plan

2014–2016 Action Plan

2013–2015 Action Plan

2012 Action Plan Update

2011–2013 Action Plan

2010 Action Plan Update

2009–2011 Action Plan