What is the Waterways Management Plan?

The Waterways Management Plan: A Sustainable and Adaptable Plan – Preserving What We Love will provide the basis for policies, ordinances, programs, and practices for the primary waterways in Valley County including Lake Cascade, Payette Lake, Warm Lake, Upper Payette Lake, Little Payette Lake, Horsethief Reservoir, Herrick Reservoir, Boulder Meadows Reservoir, Deadwood Reservoir, alpine lakes, and other waterways i.e. North Fork of the Payette River.

The Plan will be an effort co-managed by Valley County and City of McCall with collaborative input from Idaho Department of Lands, U.S. Forest Services, State Parks, and other public agencies. Valley County and the respective jurisdictions will use this Plan to help guide future recreation management while considering environmental stewardship of the lakes and reservoirs.

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This summer the planning team worked to collect information on visitation and recreationalists’ satisfaction on the waterways, as well as completing a report on land use, recreation, and natural resource conditions and trends. Thanks to many volunteers, we were able to collect questionnaires at the various boat ramps and online. These results are being summarized and a report will be available later this fall.

What you can do now:

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Reach out to the project management team:

Kristina Kachur, Logan Simpson, Consultant Program Manager, kkachur@logansimpson.com

Cynda Herrick, Valley County, Project Manager, cherrick@co.valley.id.us

Michelle Groenevelt, City of McCall, Project Manager, mgroenevelt@mccall.id.us