The North Coast Resource Partnership is an innovative, stakeholder-driven collaboration among local government, Tribes, watershed groups, and interested partners in the North Coast region of California. The North Coast comprises seven counties, Tribal lands, major watersheds, and a planning area of 19,390 square miles-representing 12% of California's landscape. The NCRP integrates long term planning and high quality project implementation in an adaptive management framework-fostering coordination and communication among the Region's diverse stakeholders.
The NCRP Policy Review Panel & Technical Peer Review Committee quarterly meeting was held on October 15 at the Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria, Tish Non Community Center, 266 Keisner Road, Loleta. The meeting materials can be found here.
On October 29, DWR announced their Draft Funding Recommendations for the remaining Proposition 84 IRWM grant funds and includes full funding for the NCRP 2015 IRWM Project Grant Application that was submitted to DWR in early August. The $11 M Proposal contains 25 high-priority projects that benefit North Coast economically disadvantaged communities and includes 8 projects that benefit Tribes and 13 that implement the State’s Human Right to Water policy.
The NCRP Small Community Toolbox provides resources to help with system maintenance, replacement and upgrades as well as to assist in the project development process. The Toolbox is intended to help small utilities develop a “first order” understanding of what their options are, where to find funding, and how to get help.
The North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, Phase III, adopted by all NCRP partners, is by design a voluntary, non-regulatory, stakeholder-driven planning framework meant to emphasize shared priorities and local autonomy, authority, and knowledge.