Nine Key Element Plan for Western Douglas County

nemadji river

What is a Nine Key Element Plan?

Watershed plans consistent with EPA's nine key elements provide a framework for improving water quality in a holistic manner within a geographic watershed. The nine elements help assess the contributing causes and sources of non-point source pollution, involve key stakeholders and prioritize restoration and protection strategies to address water quality problems. Learn more on the WI DNR website.

Questions about the planning process? Contact us!

Upcoming Events:

Nemadji, Black, and St. Louis River Watersheds Open House

When:  Wednesday July 11th 4-7 PM
Where: Lake Superior Estuarium, 3 Marina Dr. Barker's Island (Red Building)
What: The City of Superior and Douglas County are beginning a planning process to address water quality in watersheds of Western Douglas County, including the Nemadji, Black, and St. Louis River Watersheds. Join us at this public open house to ask questions about the process, the current state of the watersheds, and find out how you can be involved! This event is FREE and refreshments will be provided!


9-key Elements


Watersheds included in the project are the Douglas County portions of the:

  • St. Louis River Watershed
  • Lower Nemadji Watershed
  • Middle Nemadji Watershed
  • Black River Watershed

This page will allow for sharing of resources, meeting agendas and minutes, etc.