Science & NatureProtecting Biodiversity with Stormwater Management
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Stormwater management decision tree for protecting biodiversity on conservation lands.

               
Is the proposed project site a new/greenfield development?
YES
Use onsite best practices to manage stormwater. No untreated, undetained discharges to conservation lands.
 
 
 

NO








Is the proposed project a in-fill, redevelopment, or brownfield development project with limited or no onsite stormwater options?
YES
Is the proposed receiving conservation land a high quality, ecological core, or sensitive natural habitat?
YES
No direct stormwater discharge is suitable without pretreatment, detention, and potentially volume reduction.
 
 



NO






 
Is the proposed receiving conservation land a degraded or developed site?
YES
Could the proposed receiving conservation land benefit from additional stormwater?
YES
Develop plan with best practices to maximize benefits to conservation lands.
 





NO




 
 
Develop plan with best practices to minimize and reduce impacts from stormwater.