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 quarterly North Coast Resource Partnership Meeting was held on October 16 at the River Lodge Conference Center in Fortuna.
On November 4, the Department of Water Resources announced their Final Funding Awards including full funding for the $8.7 M North Coast Resource Partnership 2014 IRWM Drought Project Grant. The grant will fund 11 high priority drought-response North Coast implementation projects and leverages a 33% funding match for a total project cost of $14,140,036.
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.