Court Creek Pilot Watershed
Court Creek watershed is one of four Illinois watersheds selected for Pilot Watershed Program - an interagency effort to promote agency coordination, implementation of practices, and watershed science. This program provides excellent opportunity for generating new knowledge and technology, supporting the efforts of watershed communities to develop, implement and enhance sustainable land use management practices.
To ensure the effectiveness of community based efforts watershed landowners and managers need to be provided with sufficient knowledge, information and data about their watershed and its internal behavior. Computational and information technology provides valuable tools for development and communication of this knowledge creating conditions for long term sustained commitment. Models and simulations of watershed behavior demonstrating how the lands within the watershed are connected, how they interact and influence each other help to build sense of shared ownership necessary for succesfull community based conservation and sustainable land management programs.
This site provides overview and access to information about the issues, activities and research for the Court Creek Watershed in support of science and community based sustainable watershed management.