ⓐGuide development away from sensitive natural resources and toward areas appropriate for accommodating growth.
ⓑSupport comprehensive protection and restoration of the county's ecosystems including woodlands, wetlands, surface waters, riparian corridors, groundwater, floodplains, soil health, steep slopes, aquatic and wildlife habitats, and natural heritage areas.
ⓒSupport municipal and regional natural resource protection efforts, and promote a resource-based planning approach.
ⓓPromote the environmental, aesthetic, and economic value of protecting and restoring natural resources to residents and municipalities.
ⓔPromote groundwater recharge, stormwater runoff and pollution reduction, flood mitigation and resiliency, and water quality improvement and protection to support safe and healthy communities.
ⓕEnsure a safe, clean, long-term supply of water to meet the current and future needs of residents and businesses.