This web site will serve as a portal for various watershed efforts along the Big Sur area of California. Efforts are underway in several separate watersheds along the coast. Currently a watershed management plan is being developed for the Big Sur River Watershed.
Another major bit of watershed news is that a large public/private partnership is working on the Greater Monterey County Integrated Water Management Plan (GCM IRWMP)....a mouthful to be sure. It is a plan that includes many of the groups which apply for grants. Proposition 84 which was passed by the voters several years ago requires a regional view of grant priorities through an IRWMP. Most counties have only one IRWMP, Monterey County, always the contrarian, has three. If you know of a worthy restoration or water protection projects, make sure that potential project get considered for the IRWMP.
|Garrapata Creek Watershed Council||Big Sur River Watershed Management Plan (updated 20 Jan 2013)|
|Monterey County Water Resources Agency||Greater Monterey County Integrated Regional Water Plan (GMC IRWMP)|
|Greater Monterey County IRWMP||Land Use Study (Diehl, 2006) This covers the entire Big Sur Planning Area|
|San Antonio and Nacimiento Rivers Watershed Plan||The Big Sur Land Trust|
|Local Bog Links|
|Xasáuan, knows more about the Northern Santa Lucia Mountains than just about anyone|
|Big Sur Kate, the word on the South Coast|
Modified on 20 Jan 2013