If you ask any citizen of our Region what the most important
attribute of our area is, one of the first things they’ll
talk about is the natural environment. Not only do
the lakes and forests of the Headwaters Region substantially
contribute to our quality of life, they also are one of
our chief competitive advantages.
The challenge is to wisely use these resources while conserving
them for future generations. Sustained population
growth and related development pressures make this challenge
The Headwaters RDC has positioned itself as both resource
planner and broker for some natural resource disputes. As
in the case of our water planning activities, we have helped
counties chart a path to protect and enhance the quality
of counties’ water resources. In the case of
our local wetland planning activity, we help find mutual
gain positions between competing interests. And in
yet another capacity, we have helped counties and cities
enhance trail and park systems.
Please select any of the projects below that interest
you to read more about our natural resource activities.
Clearwater County Develops Bold Plan for County Forest
Assists Counties in Local Water Plan Updates
Beltrami County Adopts Breakthrough Recreational Trails