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Gabriels Projects: The Watershed Management Plan Project

San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy (SGMRC)
Watershed Management Plan for the San Gabriel River Above Whittier Narrows

The San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy (SGMRC) has developed a draft Watershed Management Plan for the Upper San Gabriel River (above Whittier Narrows). The development of the draft Plan was supported in part through a grant provided by the State Water Resources Control Board pursuant to the Costa-Machado Water Act of 2000 (Proposition 13) targeting state-wide watershed protection. Primary consultant for the Plan was Camp Dresser & McKee (CDM). A number of partners and stakeholders, including agencies, nonprofits, regional groups, and representatives, have played key roles in the plan process and development. The Plan is viewed as a living document to catalyze increased partnerships, funding, and solutions for local and regional watershed management projects in the Upper Watershed of the San Gabriel River. Invited are continued funding, education, and improvements of the draft Plan through iterative processes, practical implementation, and collaborative discussions.

Key continuing core partners for the draft Plan have included: Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LAC DPW); Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB); Rivers & Mountains Conservancy (RMC); California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly); Southern California Edison (SCE); and Angeles National Forest (ANF).

The draft Plan builds on the documentation and successes of the SGMRC award-winning study, Reconnecting the San Gabriel Valley (2000), as well as, other regionally relevant research, studies, and documentation.

Pertinent Planning Elements in Decision-Making

  • Mountains to Narrows Characteristics and Features
  • Water Resources and Water Quality
  • Water Issues and Water Quality Monitoring
  • Habitat Characterization and Connectivity
  • Environmental Quality
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Land Use and Planning
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Watershed Issues
  • Watershed Stakeholders
  • Watershed Management
  • Urban/Wildlands Interface
  • Resources and References
  • Reconnecting the San Gabriel Valley
  • Regional Conversations & Dialogues:
    WIN (Watershed Integrated Network)
  • Collaboration on Grants and Funding: Projects and Models
  • Workshops: General, or Specified Audiences

Contact SGMRC for More Information.



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