Goals: Four critical goals were
outlined during the study and designation process and are emphasized
in the draft Comprehensive Management Plan. The Plan will be completed
in the next two years.
- Foster the protection
and enhancement of the natural, cultural and recreational resources
of the rivers and their adjacent lands for future generations.
economic vitality by
acknowledging rights of traditional businesses and stimulating
future compatible opportunities.
residential, commercial and industrial activities with the protection
of the area's important resources to ensure and enhance the quality
of life for the river communities.
coordination and consistency among existing levels of government,
businesses, organizations and individuals to facilitate implementation
of management plans without creating a new regulatory agency or
infringing on individual property rights.
Approach: Cumberland County serves
as the critical link to the five municipalities and the region.
They work cooperatively with the National Park Service to resolve
issues and identify education and resource protection opportunities
in the river corridor. This approach has been quite successful and
is expected to be further implemented as the long-term management
strategy as defined in the