A good steward not only has a financial investment in their property, but also a personal one. This personal investment extends beyond property lines by understanding the upstream and downstream effects of actions. In order to recognize these corridor-wide impacts, good stewardship begins with education and then develops into actions based on that knowledge. In this fashion, good stewards are informed enough to make stewardship and recovery decisions that meet their goals while avoiding negative impacts to the stream system. On the following pages, you can learn about simple ways to be a good stream steward, beginning with education and knowing your watershed, then leading to actions that you can take.


Know Your Watershed