Results and Accomplishments
The representatives on the Steering Committee worked in a collaborative process to represent the concerns, ideologies, and interests of the water users, agricultural community, municipalities, environmental special interests, the public and state with regard to water management and instream flow protection.
Recognizing the need to obtain a wider range of ideas, the Steering Committee and Forest Service developed a public outreach program to provide information and obtain comments from the public.
The Steering Committee developed a draft strategy for instream flow management consisting of a matrix of goals, objectives, values and implementation strategies that could by used by the Forest Service to provide for instream flows. The Pathfinder process provides a variety of options that may achieve the desired outcomes.
The GMUG National Forest anticipates the Pathfinder process to be incorporated into various elements of the Forest Plan revision, which has gained support from many stakeholders and interest groups.