Measuring Success

How we PROTECT

2020

METRIC 4

Natural Resource Protection

Track the number of adopted municipal ordinance regulations that effectively protect natural resources.

METRIC result

During the current year (2020), the ordinances of all 73 municipalities were reviewed to determine if they effectively addressed five specific resources: floodplains, steeps slopes, woodlands, wetlands, and riparian buffers. A total of 365 provisions were examined, and 220 were found to provide effective protection for the specific resource being examined. This represents an increase of 3, relative to the base year.

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METRIC 5

Stream Health

Monitor aquatic life diversity as an indicator of overall stream health.

METRIC result

For this metric, 18 streams were measured for the index of biological integrity which reflects both water quality and aquatic habitat. Relative to the base year (2018), good to fair scores have been increasing. 2019 data was released in December 2020.

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2019

METRIC 4

Natural Resource Protection

Track the number of adopted municipal ordinance regulations that effectively protect natural resources.

METRIC result

During the current year (2019), the ordinances of all 73 municipalities were reviewed to determine if they effectively addressed five specific resources: floodplains, steeps slopes, woodlands, wetlands, and riparian buffers. A total of 365 provisions were examined, and 217 were found to provide effective protection for the specific resource being examined. This represents an increase of 5, relative to the base year.

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METRIC 5

Stream Health

Monitor aquatic life diversity as an indicator of overall stream health.

METRIC result

During the base year (2018), 18 streams were measured for the index of biological integrity which reflects both water quality and aquatic habitat. Of these 18, a total of 13 (72.2%) had scores that were excellent or good-to-fair. 2019 data will be published in early 2021.

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