Red Bird River Watershed

Thank you Red Bird River Watershed Community for a wonderful project! The Forest Service and Red Bird Mission have begun implementation efforts in the watershed.  Please contact Lois Smith, the Red Bird River Watershed Coordinator, for more information at

Read the completed Red Bird River Watershed Plan.

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The Red Bird Restoration Project’s overall purpose was to improve the ecology of Red Bird River Watershed.  An important component of this broad mission was to bring the community together to write a watershed plan – a blueprint for better water quality in the Red Bird River.  Watershed planning involves identifying water quality issues, opportunities for dealing with those issues, and developing strategies for protection and restoration of healthy conditions.

Over the course of this project, KWA worked with the communities of Clay, Leslie, and Bell Counties and other partners to ask important questions like:

  • What impacts the quality of the water?
  • What impacts the natural resources?
  • How can we sustain natural resources and enhance economic benefits?

We held regular meetings that allowed all those interested in the future health of the Red Bird Watershed an opportunity to voice their concerns for the area.

If you are someone who lives in the Red Bird River Watershed, please contact Lois Smith about participating in the implementation efforts at

Project Materials