Watershed management is based on inclusive planning, targeted priorities, beneficial outcomes, and sound scientific data.
The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization’s (VRWJPO) goals for watershed management are described in the 2016-2025 Vermillion River Watershed Management Plan. The VRWJPO submits an annual activity report and financial statement to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to document accomplishments and outcomes, and how tax dollars are spent. The basis for the VRWJPO’s decisions include data from our watershed-wide monitoring network, detailed subwatershed assessments, and special studies to investigate new or hard-to-resolve problems. These documents are available to anyone interested in the watershed’s decision-making process.