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.
On July 2 the NCRP Policy Review Panel (PRP) unanimously approved the Technical Peer Review Committee's (TPRC) recommended portfolio of Priority Projects to be included in the regional application for the final Proposition 84 IRWM Grant funding. The listing of NCRP 2015 Priority Projects can be found here.
On May 29, the NCRP received 57 project proposals in response to the NCRP 2015 Project Solicitation for the final round of Proposition 84 IRWM funding totaling $11 M for the North Coast. The total funding request was $44.5 M with a total project cost of $58.4 M.
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.