The North Coast Resource Partnership

The North Coast Resource Partnership enhances the watersheds and communities of the North Coast region and the quality of life for all.

The Partnership

The Partnership

The North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) is a long term, innovative and successful collaboration among Northern California Tribes, counties, and diverse stakeholders. The NCRP region covers over 19,000 square miles – 12% of the California landscape – and includes the Tribal lands and the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, Mendocino and Sonoma.

Since 2004, the partnership has engaged in collaborative, integrated planning and project implementation, investing over $85 million in hundreds of projects that benefit the North Coast Region’s communities and watersheds.

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The Region

The North Coast region is home to large expanses of natural and working lands. The watersheds, Tribal lands, agricultural areas, rural communities and forests of the region are a vital link to California’s rural past and a key to its future sustainability. The working and natural lands of the North Coast region provide substantial benefits to local rural communities as well as to the rest of California.

The North Coast is a source region– for clean water, carbon sequestration, and biological diversity, and these benefits flow beyond the region to other parts of the state.

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Project implementation is the primary focus of the NCRP – with over 140 projects implemented to date and over $67 M dollars in funding invested in the North Coast region. The NCRP uses the best available data, planning and local knowledge to develop integrated solutions to failing infrastructure, degraded ecosystems, emissions reduction, and community health and safety.

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The North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) engages in multi-objective integrated planning to achieve its regional goals and to guide local project implementation. These regional plans incorporate the best available science and data related to watershed and community health, and include strategies informed by local expertise, knowledge and priorities. Additionally, NCRP planning documents include the relevant priorities and goals of key partner agencies, such as the California Department of Water Resources, the Strategic Growth Council, California Department of Conservation, California Resources Agency, the State Coastal Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the USDA and its agencies.

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North Coast Resource Partnership projects include integrated local and regional solutions to water and wastewater infrastructure, stream and watershed enhancement, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy independence, forest health and local economic development.

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The NCRP graphs and maps show decision makers how to compare climate projections based on two scenarios and plan according to their tolerance for risk and the timeframe of their decisions.

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