Bush Kill Stream Management Plan Now Available!

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by Leslie_Zucker

The Bush Kill Stream Man­age­ment Plan is now avail­able online for down­load at: https://ashokanstreams.org/exploring-the-watershed/bushkill/

The Bush Kill Stream Man­age­ment Plan con­tains detailed infor­ma­tion and rec­om­men­da­tions that can help stream­side landown­ers, munic­i­pal­i­ties, and nat­ur­al resource man­agers main­tain resilient and healthy streams. The strate­gies out­lined address flood­ing haz­ards, stream­bank ero­sion, and threats to infra­struc­ture, water qual­i­ty, and ripar­i­an habitat.

A team of staff and interns from the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram, Stu­dent Con­ser­va­tion Asso­ci­a­tion, and SUNY Ulster worked togeth­er to com­plete a mul­ti-step process to devel­op the stream man­age­ment plan. Town of Olive offi­cials and res­i­dents pro­vid­ed valu­able back­ground infor­ma­tion. Plan devel­op­ment was led by the Ulster Coun­ty Soil & Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict with fund­ing from the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Protection.

The Bush Kill Stream Man­age­ment Plan is being used by the Olive Flood Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee to help pri­or­i­tize flood mit­i­ga­tion actions through­out the Bush Kill watershed.