Integrated Coastal Watershed Management Plans
The NCIRWMP acts as a planning framework that synchronizes statewide planning priorities with local planning efforts, including Integrated Coastal Watershed Management Plans. There are currently four Integrated Coastal Watershed Management Planning processes underway in the North Coast region. These include planning processes in Trinidad, the Mattole River watershed, the Russian River watershed, and the Salmon Creek watershed. Three of these ICWMP planning processes have received IRWM program planning grants, and one has received funding from the California State Coastal Conservancy and the State Water Resources Control Board. All of the ICWMPs in the North Coast region strongly emphasize a programmatic approach to reducing pollution in impaired waters and sensitive habitat areas, and have specific objectives that are related to reducing pollution into sensitive/impaired habitats, including the Critical Coastal Areas (CCAs), Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS).