How We Work
The NCRP is a collaboration among Tribes, local, state and federal government, watershed groups, private landowners, business, and other partners in California’s North Coast. Since 2004, the NCRP and its partners have invested over $85 million in the region, and leveraged this funding with matching funds totaling over $160 million. This collaboration has voluntarily invested time and resources to meet together for over 17 years. This long term commitment to working together towards what is best for the region – not just the individual county or Tribe – has resulted in a diverse partnership that is respected for its fair, transparent, equitable and effective approach to strategic planning and project implementation.
The NCRP is by design a voluntary, non-regulatory, stakeholder-driven planning framework that emphasizes shared priorities, local knowledge and local autonomy. The NCRP is driven by a philosophy of inclusion, engagement and equity, and places a strong emphasis on local capacity building, and the effective and efficient expenditure of funds towards on the ground outcomes.
The NCRP is led by locally elected county and Tribal officials from the following North Coast counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Modoc, Siskiyou, Sonoma and Trinity. This local, representative leadership approach ensures transparency and inclusion at the regional scale. Leadership, governance, policy and decision making is provided by the NCRP Leadership Council (formerly the Policy Review Panel). The Leadership Council consists of two representatives appointed by each County’s Board of Supervisors and three Tribal Representatives appointed by North Coast Tribes as outlined in the ‘Tribal Representation Process’ described in the NCRP Policies & Procedures Handbook, 2022 and NCRP Tribal Representation webpage.
Scientific and technical review is provided by the Technical Peer Review Committee (TPRC), project staff, consultants, and the stakeholders within the North Coast Region. The TPRC is comprised of technical experts appointed by each County’s Board of Supervisors and Tribal representatives. The TPRC reviews and evaluates the development of NCRP Plans and proposed projects based on technical and selection criteria approved by the Leadership Council.