The format for our strategic plan includes a series of long term, overarching goals that the Bad River Watershed Association will seek to achieve by the year 2025. Each goal is tied to achieving our vision by adhering to our mission statement. These goals were created by our Board of Directors with input from our Technical Committee on the most pressing environmental concerns for our area. The goals are all recognized as being important and are not arranged in any particular order.
Achieving the goals set forth in this strategic plan will require building our capacity by providing a variety of volunteer involvement options, maintaining and expanding paid staff as is necessary to achieve both short and long term goals, evaluating our progress towards these goals on an annual basis and making appropriate changes. We will continue to build upon and enhance our current programs that form the foundation for our organization and the goals set forth here.
We recognize that these goals must be achieved through an iterative process that will take much time and effort, both in building the capacity within our organization to achieve these goals and in building a knowledge base of information and how to communicate that into credible and attainable solutions that meet the needs of citizens living within the Bad River watershed. These are goals that will require the help, knowledge and energy of many people. We feel our organization has a strong base of support to build upon and will make achieving these goals possible. We will also seek to collaborate with other organizations, institutions and governments who share common goals with the BRWA. The priorities listed under each goal are the short term activities that will keep our work focused in the near term. A work plan for the next 3 years has been created based on these priorities.