North Coast IRWM Plan
North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
The North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) engages in targeted planning to achieve its regional goals and to guide project implementation. The NCRP is currently working on a regional integrated strategy for economic vitality, watershed health and human community vitality funded by the Strategic Growth Council. The NCRP has – over the last ten years - developed several iterations of the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (NCIRWMP). The NCIRWMP adopted in 2005, 2007 and 2014, relies on the commitment of the NCRP members, a coalition of seven diverse counties, and more than 100 public agencies, Tribes, watershed groups, non-governmental organizations and interested stakeholders. By taking a shared, regional approach to water resources planning, the NCRP works to find solutions that effectively manage water resources, restore salmonid populations, enhance the beneficial uses of water, promote energy independence, address climate change, support local autonomy and foster inter-regional cooperation.
The NCIRWMP emphasizes the creation of a sustainable environmental and socio-economic framework for the North Coast, by engaging in integrated planning for water infrastructure and natural resources. Planning and project focus areas include the recovery of salmonid populations, enhancement of the beneficial uses of water, support for energy independence, local autonomy and intra-regional cooperation.
The NCIRWMP is by design a voluntary, non-regulatory, stakeholder-driven planning framework meant to emphasize shared priorities and local autonomy, authority, knowledge, and approaches to achieving Tribal, state, regional, and local priorities related to North Coast water infrastructure, watersheds, public health, and economic vitality. The NCIRWMP focuses on areas of common interest and concern to North Coast stakeholders and on attracting funding to the North Coast Region, and recognizes unique local solutions in different parts of the Region.
The NCIRWM Plan Phase III can be dowloaded via the following links.
NCRP/NCIRWM Plan III Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Intraregional Cooperation & Adaptive Management
Goal 2: Economic Vitality
Goal 3: Ecosystem Conservation and Enhancement
Goal 4: Beneficial Uses of Water
Goal 5: Climate Adaptation & Energy Independence
Goal 6: Public Safety