Watershed Restoration And Protection
A Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) is a planning and management framework intended to engage stakeholders in a process to:
Identify watershed restoration and protection needs
Establish management goals
Create a cost effective action plan to achieve goals
Implement the action plan
In addition to this framework, the process documents stakeholder goals, strategies to achieve the goals, and the resources required to implement the strategies.
WRAPS efforts can address a variety of water resource concerns statewide. These concerns can include water quality, public water supply protection, flooding, and wetland and riparian habitat protection or restoration. Solutions to identified concerns are developed locally by stakeholders within the watershed.
The WRAPS Process-
The WRAPS process is centered around four primary phases: Development, Assessment, Planning and Implementation.
Development: Recruit stakeholders, determine local interest, document stakeholder decisions, establish a Stakeholder Leadership Team (SLT).
Assessment: Review watershed conditions and trends, develop expectations of the watershed, determine management measures in use, identify restoration and protection needs through watershed modeling and other assessment tools.
Planning: Establish goals, identify actions to achieve goals, develop cost estimates, select strategies, identify implementation resources, prepare a watershed plan.
Implementation: Secure resources needed to execute plan, monitor and document progress, revise plan as needed.
For more information on the Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Program please visit www.kswraps.org.
Amanda Reed, WRAPS Project Manager
- (785) 296-7165
- Go to www.kswraps.org to see if there is a WRAPS project in your area.
- Call the WRAPS project contact in your area, or
- Call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Watershed Management Section at 785.296.4195.
- Current WRAPS Map
- WRAPS Brochure
- Kansas Water Quality Celebrations
- Banner Creek Watershed Success Story
- Clarks Creek Watershed Success Story