The following information
about River Conservation Plans was taken from A Manual for Keystone
Planning, Implementation and Technical Assistance Grant Programs
(82300-BK-DCNR3020 - September 1997)
The Rivers Conservation Program is a program developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) which was designed to:
A rivers conservation plan is a locally initiated project to begin addressing methods and developing a strategy to restore, maintain, or enhance a rivers resources through a program of action. Data on significant natural, recreation, and cultural resources are gathered and analyzed. Issues, concerns, and threats to water resources are identified, and cause and effect relationships are defined and assessed to formulate actions that best conserve rivers and river values. The process concludes with the development of a recommended course of action. Objectives for this plan include:
The goal of the Juniata River Conservation Plan (as stated in the grant application) is to develop a comprehensive watershed plan for communities in the Juniata River watershed. This plan will recognize the concerns of watershed stakeholders by identifying actions that enhance, protect, and restore the river resources of the Juniata River basin.
The Registry was established to promote awareness and conservation of rivers and river values. The Registry is a listing of Pennsylvania rivers for which an approved Rivers Conservation Plan has been completed. The Registry serves as a medium for the Commonwealth to recognize river resources, which include recommendations for river conservation developed through grassroots efforts and interest of local municipalities, organizations and residents. Pennsylvania Rivers Registry status will also allow the Juniata Clean Water Partnership to be eligible for implementation grants through DCNR.
For more information go to DCNR's web page for Community Conservation Partnership Initiatives on Planning, Implementation and Technical Assistance Grants.