North Coast Water Network
Watershed work in general: monitoring THP's and logging in general,diverse efforts at maintaining river health,discovering and affirming public access precedents. Specific support of: Albion - Water Bagging Campaign, TMDL process, water diversions; Salmon Creek - Sustainable Community Forestry.
Alliance For Democracy - Mendocino Coast
Educate and organize to end corporate control of our communities and create sustainable alternatives. We put on public forums to educate on local and national / global issues. Promote real grassroots democracy and help people feel empowered to make change. We bring our expertise on corporate and trade issues to local issues such as the water bagging and measure H (anti-GMO) campaigns. Help create alliances between different community groups.
ASJE is a national coalition of labor and environmental leaders working together to respect workers rights, protect the environment, and reject unrestrained corporate greed. Locally in Humboldt County, ASJE's on-the-ground project, the North Coast Restoration Jobs Initiative, is also a coalition of local labor and environmental leaders working together to nurture the creation of high quality, high skill jobs restoring the ecological integrity of the natural environment.
The Atascadero / Green Valley Watershed Council's mission is to to bring together the people who live and work in our watershed to help each other in taking responsibility for our impact on the watershed through protection, restoration and education.
The mission of the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH) is to educate and build support in the Bay Area for the preservation of a biologically viable redwood forest through grassroots organizing, media campaigns and public education. BACH is a link between the rural activist community, the forests of the north coast, and the Bay Area. BACH's education and grassroots organizing has raised the tenor of the discussion around degraded watersheds, species diversity, and the true costs of unsustainable corporate logging.
CCCD seeks to educate citizens about issues of democracy and corporations. We serve as an umbrella organization for grassroots groups working at the local level for community democracy and decision-making authority over resources.
Dedicated to preventing harm caused by the unwise use of toxicchemicals in the environment, particularly pesticides. To achieve this goal,CATs serves as a clearinghouse for information and strategic action.Our focus is on problems that occur in Northern Californiaand actions that benefit people around the world.
Despite claiming that California has the strictest Forestry laws in the country, our irreplaceable, old-growth trees are still being cut. Despite a campaign promise by Governor Davis to ensure that "rivers are clean, wetlands are preserved and all old-growth trees are spared from the lumberjack's axe", trees that have existed for hundreds and thousands of years are continually being logged.
Our mission is to restore the 50,000 acres of publicly owned Jackson State redwood timberland to a healthy and renewing forest for the benefit of future generations.
Dedicated to preventing and countering the impact of toxic substances.
CETOS is the principal toxicology consultant to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) developing the international pesticide policies for sustainable forestry certification, and assists the Smith River Project and Californians for Alternatives to Toxics in assessing the extent of risk to aquatic endangered species posed by pesticide use surrounding intensively cultivated agricultural areas.
Timber Harvest Plans - Rulemaking, TMDLs - Basin Planning - Waste Discharge Reporting - Cal Water Code (including diversions), CDFG 1600 Permitting, CEQA.
Coastal Land Trust
Water quality monitoring and fish surveys in the Albion River, as well as habitat and wetlands surveys. Research and preservation of public access trails to the sea and rivers. Conservation of natural lands. Education and research projects.
Coastal Headwaters Association
Community Group. Focus on schools and forest protection.
Citizen monitoring of water quality in North Coast Rivers and Streams. Water rights and the public trust education program. Water and climate change.
The Creek Stewardship Program encourages citizens, businesses, schools,and community groups to learn more about creeks in the Santa Rosa areaand to play an active role in helping to take care of creeks. TheProgram organizes educational walks, sponsors volunteer work-days atcreek restoration projects, and supports creek projects by communitygroups. Dedicated people can become Creek Stewards and adopt a specificreach of creek. The program also responds to public reports about creeksthat need attention. The Sonoma County Water Agency and City of Santa Rosa sponsor this program.
DUHC works to assert citizen control over corporations through democratic means. We believe that water is a human right and should not be controlled or managed by corporations. We would like to see local ordinances passed across the state that would put water management in the hands of the people through municipal and county government and we would also like to see measures passed that would ensure that water use is decided through direct democracy.
The Environmental Center of Sonoma County supports the work of member organizations, serves as an information and referral service and provides opportunity for ad hoc groupings to work on specific issues. The Center is a project of the Sonoma County Conservation Council.
Environmental Commons encourages involvement in the democratic process to defend our environmental heritage - water, air, biodiversity, and genetic variability - known as 'the commons.'
We believe it takes the resolve of the people to preserve genetic and biological diversity, water quality for species health, and reduce air pollution to better protect human and ecological health for future generations.
EPIC works to protect and restore ancient forests, watersheds, coastal estuaries, and native species throughout Northwest California. EPIC uses an integrated, science-based approach, combining public education, citizen advocacy, and strategic litigation.
Forest Unlimited's purpose is to protect, enhance, and restore the forests and watersheds of Sonoma County. Forest Unlimited educates the public about logging plan review, forestry law, and regulation.We monitor logging plans county wide, address illegal and unsound logging, work toward changing local logging rules, and provide information regarding current forestry law. Forest Unlimited sponsors forest restoration projects and coordinates a Mentor Program designed to educate and train the public.
Working to restore the health and abundance of the Eel River by the removal of two antiquated dams and a diversionary tunnel, known as the PG&E Potter Valley Project. Our immediate goal is the removal of both dams or a working fish ladder over Scott dam and an improved fish ladder at Cape Horn Dam for access to prime spawning and rearing habitat.
Friends of the Esteros
Protection of coastal estuaries and watersheds of Sonoma and Marin Counties. Focus on urban wastewater discharges and protection of Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries and UN Biosphere Preserve in Northern California. Also advocates in fisheries protection. Work with Environmental Defense Fund and NOAA. Co-Chair Richard Charter does water protection lobbying (offshore oil) in Pacific Alaska.
Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) is a non-profit, grassroots watershed protection association formed to share common concerns and research regarding the welfare of the Gualala River, its estuary and habitat. FoGR's goal is to protect the Gualala River watershed and the species that rely on it.
Friends of the Navarro
Currently working on the grading ordinance for Mendocino Countyand protesting applications for water appropriations in the Navarro Watershed.In the past we worked on the TMDL process in the watershed and the Navarro Watershed Restoration Plan.
The mission and purpose of Friends of the Trinity River is clear, focused and singular!To restore and protect the Trinity River and its tributaries, and to preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of its entire ecosystem. This includes pursuing legal, administrative and public education campaigns that will protect and restore the Trinity River, its tributaries and watershed.
A grass roots community organization comprised of residents and visitors to the Van Duzen Region. We are dedicated to helping to restore the river for future generations.
Due to a dearth of current information on the population status of steelhead in the Gualala River, a northern California coastal stream, in 2001 annual spawning surveys of steelhead (counts of adults and their redds) were initiated on the river. These surveys, now in the sixth of a planned 10-year study, focus on an 18.3-mile reach of the Wheatfield Fork selected as a population-indexing reach.
The Hoopa Valley Tribe has for decades led the fight for ecologically-sufficient water releases from Central Valley Project (CVP) dams located on the Trinity River. The Tribe's sovereign political status, and indigenous rights to fish and water of the Trinity River are unique and powerful tools in the battle against wasteful federal policy and practices.
The Tribal Fisheries Department provides technical policy analysis to tribal elected officials, as well as federal Executive Branch staff and legislators. The Tribe's scientists are among the most respected leaders in interdisciplinary restoration science as it applies to the Klamath River Basin.
Humboldt Area Restoration Teams
The vision of H.A.R.T. is to have teams of ten people working sites withthe invasive species of Scotch Broom and English Ivy previously identifiedby a GIS mapping project that will analyze the most efficient use of laborto gain the most area. Currently, Ivy plants are growing up trees andgoing to seed faster than eradication efforts.
The Humboldt Baykeeper is part investigator, scientist, lawyer, lobbyist and public relations agent,
protecting and enhancing Humboldt Bay and nearshore waters through community education, water-quality monitoring and pollution control.
A member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Baykeeper
is an advocate for the bay, on the bay - in a 25-foot Boston Whaler.
Humboldt Watershed Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of Humboldt County residents, watershed groups and community organizations that are concerned with the degradation of our watersheds, and the tremendous impact this has upon our health, safety, property, and quality of life.
ICARE's mission is to restore and conserve the biological integrity and ecosystems health of watersheds the Napa River estuary and the greater San Francisco Bay Area through science-based advocacy, research and education.
IFR was originally started in 1992 by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) to carry on its salmon restoration work, and has since become the primary advocate for coastal fishing-dependent communities all along the west coast.
IFR's long-standing Salmon Restoration Program has chalked up a number of successes over the years and currently is working toward watershed restoration and water allocation reforms in the Klamath and many other Northern California streams. IFR shares offices with PCFFA in San Francisco and Eugene, OR.
IFR Northwest Office
The Jacoby Creek Land Trust is a community based organization dedicated to the protection of land with conservation values in the Jacoby Creek Valley, and around northern Humboldt Bay, for scientific, historic, cultural, educational, recreational, scenic or open space values.
The mission of the Karuk Department of Natural Resources is to protect, promote, and preserve the cultural/natural resources and ecological processes upon which the Karuk People depends. Natural Resources staff works in conjunction with agency personnel to ensure that the integrity of natural ecosystem processes and traditional values are incorporated into current and future management strategies within our area of influence.
The Work Group is comprised of the heads of environmental departments of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, and Karuk Tribes, the Quartz Valley Indian Community Tribes, and the Resighini Rancheria. The group was formed in 2003, following a massive adult salmon kill in September 2002. The Work Group's stated purpose is "to address water quality issues for the Klamath River in order to protect Tribal values, facilitate government-to-government consultations, ensure community health and safety, and to prevent future disasters through sound scientific research, data analysis, and thorough planning." They work cooperatively with the Klamath Basin Inter-Tribal Fish and Water Commission (KRITFWC), which is also working on improving fisheries and water management.
KFA has two programs - Forest Protection and Klamath River Protection. Once described as the most effective environmental organization for its size in the country, KFA supports the work of a circle of activists which at any one time typically includes 10-20 individuals. Current projects include removal/fish passage for Klamath River dams, completion and implementation of water quality clean-up plans for impaired Klamath River Basin rivers and streams, Klamath River and tributary flows, California Coho Recovery Plan and take permits, timber sale monitoring, appeals and litigation on 7 national forests, and opposition to herbicide spraying for noxious weeds.
Our mission is to restore and protect the uniquely diverse ecosystem and promote the sustainable management of natural resources in the entire Klamath River watershed.We believe this will be accomplished with actions and legislation that integrate sound and proven techniques based on tribal knowledge, local experience and the best of Western Science.
Klamath River Intertribal Fish and Water Commission
Our primary objective and purpose is to:
Klamath Riverkeeper's projects and campaigns restore water quality on the Klamath River, bringing vitality and abundance back to the river and its people. We are committed to making the Klamath fishable and swimmable again, and to working with all people who need clean water and healthy fisheries in the Klamath Watershed. We work closely the Klamath River tribes, fishermen, and recreational groups, in all aspects of our programs. We use policy advocacy, legal action, grassroots outreach & education, and science to achieve our goals. Our main project right now is the campaign to Un-Dam the Klamath River. We have an active membership of people from all over the Western States, and many Klamath River residents.
The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center was formed in 1997 as federal agencies ramped up logging in the Pacific Northwest. KS Wild fights for permanent protection of the incomparable ecological riches of southwest Oregon and northwest California, with a particular focus on the Rogue River, Siskiyou and Klamath National Forests, and the Medford and Coos Bay Districts of the Bureau of Land Management.
The Institute works to educate future and current leaders, as well as the local community, on the need to integrate environmental, economic, and social equity issues, and provides supportive information that will help them sustain our quality of life for future generations.
The League has studied water issues since 1959 and has strong positions to "Support measures which promote the management and development of water resources in ways that are beneficial to the environment with emphasis on conservation and high standards of water quality that are appropriate for the intended use."
Four years ago a League committee began a study of water in Sonoma County; a comprehensive report was published in December 2004.
LEGACY-TLC's mission is to provide information for protection and restoration efforts in the California North Coastal Basin (Eel, Russian,and coastal river systems) and the Klamath Ecoregion as a whole. We promote conservation of native biodiversity, integrating local knowledge and science. Through education, training, and supplying GIS services, LEGACY-TLC enables graphic place-based land use communication among grassroots watershed groups.
For 20 years, the Mattole Restoration Council has worked to restore the forest, fisheries, and human communities of the Mattole River watershed in northern coastal California. The Council works to reduce sedimentation due to management-related causes, provide ecological education to all watershed public schools, monitor timber harvest practices, enhance riparian habitat through reforestation efforts, and provide watershed landowners with information and resources to improve land management practices.
Mattole Restoration Council - Upriver Office
The Mattole Salmon Group works to restore native salmon populations to self-sustaining levels in the Mattole River watershed.
From its very beginnings, NOWWE's mission has been the PRESERVATION, PROTECTION and RESTORATION of Mark West Creek and its associated watershed. The Creek, located in Sonoma County, California, is a key tributary to the Russian River. For the past several years, we have been specifically committed to proactive stewardship of upper Mark West Creek.
The mission of the North Coast Stream Flow Coalition (NCSFC) is to end the dewatering of North Coast rivers and streams and to return water to those streams in sufficient quantity to support Public Trust uses and Public Trust resources including fisheries, other wildlife and recreation.
NEC is one of the most influential coalitions educating, agitating and litigating on behalf of the environment in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of northwestern California. This nonprofit umbrella for a host of citizen activist groups has been at the forefront of every regional environmental struggle for decades - from ancient redwoods, wild rivers and recycling to toxics, energy and endangered species.
River Watch works to strengthen the ability of citizens to protect water quality in rivers, tributary watersheds, oceans, bays, wetlands, surface and groundwater in Northern California. Our programs include watershed and clean water advocacy programs; taking a stance on national, regional and local issues that threaten water quality; networking to organize and strengthen local citizen groups working to protect local streams, groundwater, rivers and watersheds; pollution reporting hotlines; and an enforcement program.
OAEC is a nonprofit organizing and education center and organic farm in Western Sonoma County. In 2004 we established the OAEC WATER Institute (Watershed Advocacy, Training, Education & Research) to promote an understanding of the importance of healthy watersheds to healthy communities. OAEC's WATER Institute springs forth from our work over the past decade of regional watershed research, restoration, advocacy, community organizing, site demonstration and activism.
Open Space - Water Resource Protection - and Land Use - in Sonoma County.
PCFFA is the west coast's largest organization of commercial fishing families, with offices in San Francisco and Eugene, OR. PCFFA is concerned with TMDL development and other water quality and water quantity issues throughout the range of Pacific salmon, including Northern California, and in particular in the Klamath Basin.
Piercy Watersheds Association
PWA is a public forum committed to stimulating a vibrant and wild environment for the eleven Piercy-area watersheds. PWA was established in 1996 to address clear-cutting practices in these watersheds. The group works to promote tree-by-tree management, restoration forestry, stream rehabilitation, and community standards. PWA's main goals include the creation of a Red Mountain to Sinkyone Wildlife Corridor, and the restoration of the McCoy Creek watershed Coho spawning grounds.
The Russian River Interactive Information System (RRIIS) is an educational tool and an interactive communication forum for the public, scientists, agencies, the Russian River Watershed Council (RRWC) and local watershed groups. It is continuously updated with contributions from all those who are working to protect, restore and enhance the health of the Russian River and its watershed.
RRRAUL is dedicated to the pursuit of responsible and sustainable logging practices in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.
RRWPC's specific purpose is to serve as a civic association concerned with public interest issues related to the Russian River and its watershed. Our primary focus is on the lower river watershed and its major tributaries.
"Inspiring the community to protect the Russian River forever"
Our two main objectives are to improve the effectiveness of California's salmonid restoration effortsand to develop the public and political support that is essential for maintaining and expanding restoration program efforts. We operate the Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Field School andproduce an annual statewide salmonid restoration conference.
With continuing demand for agribusiness and Southern California development, we are fighting for the survival of the water and the fish. We are creating a coalition of concerned citizens to oppose this diversion, and want you to join us. Our purpose is to return the water to the rivers.
Our mission is to assess, protect, restore and maintain the Salmon River ecosystems with the active participation of the local community; focusing on restoration of the anadromous fisheries resources and the development of a sustainable economy. We provide assistance and education to the general public and
cooperating agencies, by facilitating communication and cooperation between the local communities,
managing agencies, Native American Tribes and other stakeholders.
Sanctuary Forest is a community-based land trust, actively working with landowners to protect, conserve, and restore land in the Mattole River watershed. Sanctuary Forest holds conservation easements on private lands and also offers many programs and services to assist landowners and our community in stewarding and protecting our natural resources for future generations.
The Sierra Club is one of the largest and oldest environmental organizations in the country. The Club's purpose is to protect and restore wild places, public health and wildlife for future generations. It is a non-profit, member supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation by influencing public policy decisions - legislative, administrative, legal and electoral.
The Redwood Chapter covers the area from Sonoma and Solano County in the south to the Oregon border in the north, including practically everything west of I-5.
A coalition of organizations working for comprehensive water management planning in Sonoma County.
SPAWN, the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network works to protect endangered salmon in the Lagunitas Watershed, and the environment on which we all depend. SPAWN uses a multi-faceted approach to accomplish our mission including grassroots action, habitat restoration, policy development, research and monitoring, citizen training, environmental education, strategic litigation, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies.
Tomales Bay Watershed Council
Watershed Council for one third of Marin County's landmarks including coastal zones and tributary watersheds. Local, state and federal agencies and local stake-holders participated in creation of comprehensive watershed stewardship management plan. Now starting comprehensive water quality and montoring assessments in conjunction with agencies. Future focus on educational and school programs with specific grant-funded programs.
We are a coalition of people interested in participating in the democratic decision-making process in communities throughout Northern California.
Watershed Poetry Mendocino is an annual celebration held in Ukiah and other Mendocino County communities utilizing multiple venues, poetry, art and environmental discussion to help raise awareness of the importance of watersheds and the environment.
WILPF's campaign Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the Peoples Rights Campaignhas recently added Water to our working groups. WILPF looks at how corporations usurp people's sovereignty in the quest for power and profits. We see Water as a prime example of corporate privatization of what historically and rightfully should be in the commons and belonging to all.
Mission: To protect and restore Tribal natural resources and community health through the exercise of sovereign rights, culturally integrated methods and high quality scientific practices in coordination with the community, Tribal departments, Tribal Council and other agencies.
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