Management actions are strategies carried out by stakeholders that are designed to implement water quality protection and restoration activities with a watershed. This publication presents a range of beneficial management actions from simple to complex that address the pollutant potential that is common across the watershed landscape of northwest Arkansas. Some management actions can be undertaken by any watershed stakeholder at any time, while others need to be carefully planned or lobbied to local and state government. The following chapters address potential management actions that can be taken by individuals or groups at households, businesses, institutions, municipalities, industrial facilities, farms, and construction sites to maintain or improve water quality in northwest Arkansas. This publication serves as companion material to MSC Publication 355, Final Report to the Illinois River Watershed Partnership: Recommended Watershed Based Strategy for the Upper Illinois River Watershed, Northwest Arkansas. However, the practices and programs described within this publication are also relevant to other regional watersheds.
Haggard, B.E.; Sharpley, Andrew; and Massey, Leslie. 2010. Handbook of Best Management Practices for the Upper Illinois River Watershed and Other Regional Watersheds. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. MSC357. 120