How the Escalante River Watershed Partnership Works
ERWP was formed to bring together a diverse group of individuals and agencies for the benefit of the Watershed. ERWP holds full partnership meetings quarterly. All meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. ERWP uses the best available science, community input and adaptive management. ERWP does not pre-empt, override, or dictate management on any federal, state, or private lands.
Most of the on-the-ground work is planned and implemented through committees. Current ERWP committees include:
Coordinating Committee – Coordinates all efforts between committees, tracks funding, and sets meeting times and agendas.
Woody Invasive Control and Restoration Committee – Works on woody invasive removal and follow-up restoration efforts on both public and private lands.
Conservation Targets Committee – Works on restoration efforts to meet conservation targets outlined in the Conservation Action Plan.
Science Committee – Assesses the science needs and opportunities of ERWP programs.
NOTE: As of December 2015, the Conservation Targets and Science Committees have been combined; individual projects are addressed by sub-committees.
Committees meet about every other month, based on need of current activities. Yearly work plans are established at the beginning of each year, and proposed to the full partnership for approval before actions take place. Committees are open to the public and anyone can join.