Whether focused on a parcel of land, a watershed, a region, or a state, the best planning documents are informed by sound science and rigorous analysis. Downstream Strategies catalogs current conditions, links policy and management options with scientific data, performs economic benefits analyses, and writes detailed plans to arm our clients with the technical expertise needed to improve and protect vital resources.
Rivers and watersheds
Downstream Strategies provides wide-ranging water resources planning assistance for watershed groups, river management organizations, government entities, and nonprofits.
- Alternative energy futures and scenario development
- Analyses of energy-related permits
- Energy development and market trends analyses
Habitat and conservation plans
- Habitat assessments
- Conservation plans
- Tract management plans
Climate adaptation planning
- Climate adaptation plans
- Greenhouse gas inventories
- Climate mitigation and greenhouse gas reduction planning
- Cost-benefit analyses of alternative reduction and mitigation strategies
- Analyses and support for purchasing or selling carbon offsets and renewable energy credits
Watershed Based Plans for the Muddy Creek and Pringle Run Watersheds
These watershed-based plans for Muddy Creek and Pringle Run, two tributaries of the Cheat River, will allow incremental Section 319 funds to be spent in the watershed to clean up nonpoint sources of acid mine drainage. They document the sources and causes of known impairments, estimate remediation costs, propose an implementation schedule for remediation, address technical and financial needs, and document an outreach and education program to aid with implementation.
Morgantown Utility Board Source Water Protection Plan
Downstream Strategies collaborated with Morgantown Utility Board in the development of the utility’s most recent Source Water Protection Plan which helps to ensure clean drinking water for local populations.