People working together to protect the Bonne Femme Watershed

Bonne Femme Watershed Plan

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Aerial view of the Pierpont Sinkhole Plain
Aerial view of the Pierpont Sinkhole Plain

The Bonne Femme Watershed Project is over. The Project ended August 31st, 2007. This website will stay active for several years, but its content will stay essentially the same.

The Bonne Femme Watershed Plan is complete!
  It is available in electronic format and hard copy. Both formats of the plan are free and are distributed through Boone County Planning and Building's office in room 210 of the Boone County Government Center. For more info about the plan, click here.



Use watershed planning as a tool to prevent further water resources degradation in order to maintain their long-term quality within the Bonne Femme Watershed.

Project Goals:
1) Help Boone County, and the Cities of Ashland and Columbia, adopt policies and procedures that will protect the streams in the watershed;
2) Assist developers and builders in adopting best management practices (BMPs) that will help protect the streamsí integrity;
3) Provide cost-share assistance for land owners in the watersheds to implement practices that will protect and restore the streams.

In June of 2003, Boone County was awarded a 4-year grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. A multi-faceted approach is being taken to address various stream-related issues in the Bonne Femme Watershed. For more info, click here

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