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The Sonoma Resource Conservation District and Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (RCDs) are local public agencies operating since the 1940s to assist landowners with soil and water conservation. The RCDs are regional leaders in developing watershed management plans and engaging stakeholders and landowners in land management practices to promote resource conservation. Together, their districts comprise the entire lower two-thirds of the Russian River watershed. The RCDs conduct outreach and implement streamflow improvement projects on behalf of the Partnership.
The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's (OAEC)
Watershed Advocacy, Training, Education, & Research (WATER) Institute
was created to catalyze local and regional water
policy and sustainable water management practices based on the principles of
conservation hydrology. Landowner participation in the WATER Institute's Basins of
Relations Training program has played a direct role in facilitating efforts of the existing
community-based watershed groups in Dutch Bill, Green Valley and Mark West
Trout Unlimited (TU)
has worked on water rights reform and streamflow matters in
California for 20 years. TU engaged stakeholders and regulatory agencies to develop a
streamflow policy for water rights on the North Coast, and TU's Water and Wine program
-- which promotes water management practices beneficial to farmers and fish -- has
generated widespread interest among area grape growers. TU and CEMAR, with help
from a State Coastal Conservancy grant, are developing pilot projects to optimize water
diversions and streamflow in 4-5 watersheds along the California coast.
University of California Cooperative Extension
in partnership with California Sea Grant (UCCE-CSG) in Sonoma County works to
maintain a vital agricultural community and sustainable natural environment by
providing university research-based information and outreach in agriculture and
natural resources. UCCE-CSG, in collaboration with California Department of Fish
and Wildlife, National Marine Fisheries Services, the US Army Corps of Engineers,
and the Sonoma County Water Agency, developed and coordinates a coho
monitoring program for the Russian River Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock
GIS lab at University of California's Hopland Research and Extension Center
has worked for the past 10 years to develop spatially explicit models to examine water need
and impacts of water management practices in the Russian River watershed.
Technical Advisory Committee
The purpose of the TAC is to develop a common understanding among the partners and regulatory agencies as to the study designs and approach used for to develop stream management plans.
A. Merenlender, Ph.D, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Natural Resources Conservation Service
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA Restoration Center
North Coast Reqional Water Quality Control Board
Sonoma County Water Agency
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