Mater Plan - Sub-Basin Evaluation 
Watershed Concept  Process  Sub-basin Evaluation
Return to Master Plan
The sub-basin has its own specific set of planning objectives that must be considered and a new level of resolution will be utilized. This new resolution may result in redefining and focusing the critical element framework, as well as responding directly to broader land use planning objectives. 
Carrying Capacity
Each sub-basin will have its own unique land use problems and objectives. These include wilderness, agricultural and urbanization issues. The carrying capacity assessment would be conducted to determine the range of development capability or landscape sensitivity. Physical features such as slopes, soils, existing use and infrastructure would be considered in this carrying capacity analysis. 
The range of carrying capacity categories, along with the critical element framework are used to define the management zones for the sub-basin. These management zones need to represent a spectrum of developability from highest capacity to lowest capacity. The specifics for both the carrying capacity, and their corresponding management zones needs to respond directly to the management objectives of each sub-basin. 
The capability / sensitivity of each management zone is analyzed and management objectives for each management zone are defined. Public input is used to finalize these objectives, with guidance by the "Navigator Crew". General management objectives for the critical element framework component have been articulated at the watershed-wide, and new basin specific objectives are defined for all new management zones.
Watershed Concept  Process  Sub-basin Evaluation
Return to Master Plan

1997 Landscape Architecture Foundation Demonstration Project

Sponsored by Urban Resources Partnership
Last updated on 13 February 1998