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Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District logo

Sonoma Resource Conservation District logo

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.

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's Watershed Advocacy, Training, Education, & Research (WATER) Institute logo

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 watersheds.

Trout Unlimited logo

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.

California Sea Grant logo

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 Program.

The 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.


Project Funding

  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation logo

The Coho Partnership is generously funded by the
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
with support provided by the
Sonoma County Water Agency

Sonoma County Water Agency logo  


In March 2009, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issued its Keystone Initiatives Business Plan for the Russian River watershed. The underlying hypothesis of the initiative is that water for both human and coho salmon can be secured through careful planning and water supply management.

Other Funding Partners include:

California Coastal Conservancy
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
County of Sonoma
Natural Resources Conservation Service
NOAA Restoration Center
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 


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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