The Broad River Community Watershed Project
The Broad River Watershed Protection Demonstration Project used GIS database development and spatial modeling to identify sensitive and threatened land areas within the river basin. A parallel public outreach effort involved and educated local stakeholders and local governments in water resource management issues and techniques. The tools and approaches used in the project may be transferred to other watersheds and river basins throughout Georgia. The study concluded that local stakeholders value watershed resources, and prefer educational approaches, followed by locally-based regulatory approaches, to protect these resources.