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Projects and Initiatives

West Coast Watershed has led a diversity of initiatives and projects focused on watershed health, integrated regional water management, community engagement, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and ecosystem restoration. Our projects integrate multiple objectives - including community health, economic vitality and environmental enhancement - and we strive to gain the best return on investment in everything we do. Following is a representative list of our initiatives and projects. 

Principals’ Experience: West Coast Watershed
  • North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, Sonoma County Water Agency (http://www.northcoastirwmp.net/)
  • Humboldt County General Plan, Winzler and Kelly
  • North American Climate Initiative, Sonoma County Water Agency
  • Switzer Leadership Collaborative Initiative on Climate Change, Switzer Foundation
  • Russian River Watershed Adaptive Management Plan, Mendocino County RCD
  • Noyo-Big River Integrated Coastal Watershed Management Plan, Mendocino County RCD and Mendocino County Water Agency
  • Noyo River Watershed Enhancement Plan, Trout Unlimited/State Coastal Conservancy
  • Biodiversity Plan for Sonoma County, Community Foundation Sonoma County
  • Conservation Easement Baselines, various clients
  • Russian River Watershed Outreach, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Tolay Creek Enhancement Plan, Sonoma Land Trust
  • Willits Bypass Conservation Planning, Mendocino RCD (CalTrans)

Principals’ Experience:
Other NGOs and Agencies (1990-2006)

  • Conservation & Restoration Planning for North Coast Riparian Ecosystems, NOAA, California Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Conservation Board, Coastal Conservancy, and the State Water Resources Control Board
  • Salmonid Recovery Planning Resource for San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties, NOAA Coastal Services Center (http://www3.csc.noaa.gov/salmonid/index.htm).
  • Russian River Watershed GIS, NOAA Fisheries (http://www.noaarussianriverwatershedgis.org/).
  • Russian River Interactive Information System, US Army Corps of Engineers (http://www.russianriverwatershed.net/).
  • Russian River Resource Enhancement and Public Access Plan, California State Coastal Conservancy
  • Giant Reed (Arundo donax) Mapping, Research and Community Education Program
  • Gualala River Watershed GIS and Community Outreach
  • Ecological Restoration Consulting Services
  • Garcia River Aggregate Resources Management Plan, Philip Williams Associates and Mendocino County Water Agency
  • Upper Russian River Gravel Management Plan, Philip Williams Associates and Mendocino County Water Agency
  • Navarro River Watershed Restoration Plan, Entrix
  • Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve Enhancement Plan, California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • McCormick Ranch Enhancement Plan, LandPaths
  • Conservation Easement Baseline Documentation, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
  • Ecological Restoration Planning and Implementation – Fish Friendly Farming, Sotoyome RCD
  • Mokelumne River Historic Channel Mapping, UC Davis
  • Guide to Restoring Native Riparian Habitat – Russian River Watershed, Sonoma County Water Agency
  • California Stream Habitat Restoration Manual – CA Department of Fish and Game, Section 11 – Riparian Habitat Restoration