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* Check what we have on mitigation banking (e.g. 2 CalTrans banks in our region - at Carmel Lagoon & at Elkhorn Slough)
 
* Check what we have on mitigation banking (e.g. 2 CalTrans banks in our region - at Carmel Lagoon & at Elkhorn Slough)
 
* Check what we have on who can hold cons easements (e.g. BSLT has applied to be able to do this)
 
* Check what we have on who can hold cons easements (e.g. BSLT has applied to be able to do this)
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=== Edits ===
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* A member of the public emailed July 2019 asking that SC Dam be removed from maps of the Carmel Watershed
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* Add this org to the list of conservancies: http://www.condorrange.org/
  
 
===New pages & major updates===
 
===New pages & major updates===
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* A page on models used in Env Mgt in the Central Coast, and a page on each model (including links to projects where it has been used). Include models like:
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** [[HEC-RAS]]
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** [[HEC-HMS]]
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** [[SVIGSM]]
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** [[MODFLOW]]
  
 
* Flesh out this page: [[Organizations involved in the management of California's Central Coast Region]]
 
* Flesh out this page: [[Organizations involved in the management of California's Central Coast Region]]
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'''Fill in pages that have been created on this wiki but are empty or mostly empty'''
 
'''Fill in pages that have been created on this wiki but are empty or mostly empty'''
* Flesh out pages on [[BLM]] and [[USFS]] and what they do on the Central Coast
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* Flesh out pages on these organizations and what they do in the CC region:
**A functional [[BLM]] wikipage is something that could greatly help round out this wiki. A '''lot''' of existing wikipages link back to the currently empty BLM or relate to the BLM in some way. Might be something seriously worth considering as a "phase 2" project for 2019.  
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** [[BLM]]. A functional [[BLM]] wikipage is something that could greatly help round out this wiki. A '''lot''' of existing wikipages link back to the currently empty BLM or relate to the BLM in some way. Might be something seriously worth considering as a "phase 2" project for 2019.  
* A list of major ecosystem types of the region, with links to pages on each, and with each page including a section on policy surrounding that ecosystem e.g. : [[Coastal Oak Woodland]], [[Maritime Chaparral]], [[Castal Dune Scrub]], [[Annual Grassland]], [[Vernal Pools]], [[Coastal Redwood Forest]], [[Monterey Pine Forest]] ...
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** [[USFS]]
**It would look something like the page on [[Recreational Planning Initiatives in the California Central Coast]] except with one link for each habitat wiki.
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** [[MPRPD]]
** Individual pages would be like the existing page/s relating to [[Oak Woodland]]
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** [[RCDMC]]
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** [[USFWS]]
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** [[CNPS]]
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** [[California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Rare Plant Ranking System]]
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* A list of [[Ecosystems of California's Central Coast Region]], with links to pages on each, and with each page including a section on policy surrounding that ecosystem e.g. :
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** [[Coastal Oak Woodland]]
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** [[Maritime Chaparral]]
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** [[Coastal Dune Scrub]]
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** [[Annual Grassland]]
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** [[Vernal Pools]]
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** [[Coastal Redwood Forest]]
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** [[Monterey Pine Forest]]
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** The overall ecosystems page would look something like the page on [[Recreational Planning Initiatives in the California Central Coast]] except with one link for each habitat wiki.
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** Individual ecosystem pages would be like the existing page/s relating to [[Oak Woodland]]
 
* Add pages on energy issues in the California Central coast, like '''fracking''', etc...
 
* Add pages on energy issues in the California Central coast, like '''fracking''', etc...
 
* Flesh out the page on [[National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)]] (a bit like we've already done for the [[CEQA]] page). Specifically, include things like EIS, FONSI, CATEX, Section 7 consultations. Also include examples of prominent projects whose environmental impacts have primarily been addressed through NEPA (as opposed to CEQA), e.g. California Valley Solar, and probably a bunch of federal UXO actions on Ft Ord.
 
* Flesh out the page on [[National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)]] (a bit like we've already done for the [[CEQA]] page). Specifically, include things like EIS, FONSI, CATEX, Section 7 consultations. Also include examples of prominent projects whose environmental impacts have primarily been addressed through NEPA (as opposed to CEQA), e.g. California Valley Solar, and probably a bunch of federal UXO actions on Ft Ord.
* Write up page on [[California Department of Parks and Recreation]]
 
* Flesh out the page on [[Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District]]
 
 
* Page on [[Incidental Take Permits (ITPs)]] otherwise known as [[2081]] permits
 
* Page on [[Incidental Take Permits (ITPs)]] otherwise known as [[2081]] permits
 
** Needs to be related to this page [[Common Permits Required for Restoration in the Central Coast Region]], which might need a split or a name change to make it more general and less specific about 'restoration'
 
** Needs to be related to this page [[Common Permits Required for Restoration in the Central Coast Region]], which might need a split or a name change to make it more general and less specific about 'restoration'
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* Page on EIRs, probably small, leaving most of the heavy lifting to the various [[CEQA]] pages
 
* Page on EIRs, probably small, leaving most of the heavy lifting to the various [[CEQA]] pages
 
* New page on the effort to create a groundwater sustainability agency for the Salinas Valley
 
* New page on the effort to create a groundwater sustainability agency for the Salinas Valley
* New pages on these organizations, and their activities in the region:
 
** [[Resource Conservation District of Monterey County (RCDMC)]]
 
** [[The Nature Conservancy (TNC)]]- this page was created in 2016, but needs more content
 
* Fill in pages on [[California Native Plant Society (CNPS)]] and [[California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Rare Plant Ranking System]]
 
 
* New page on [[Water Supply Issues on the Former Fort Ord]]
 
* New page on [[Water Supply Issues on the Former Fort Ord]]
 
* New page on the former [[Regional Urban Water Augmentation Project (RUWAP)]]
 
* New page on the former [[Regional Urban Water Augmentation Project (RUWAP)]]
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*** Recent statewide analysis funded by CalTrans - included mapping of Central Coast region
 
*** Recent statewide analysis funded by CalTrans - included mapping of Central Coast region
 
*** Work led by [[TNC]]
 
*** Work led by [[TNC]]
* Pages on [[CDFW]] and [[USFWS]] and their major activities in our region - e.g. issuing [[ITPs]], and managing wildlife reserves.
 
 
* Pages on Easements, and specifically Conservation Easements, and more-specifically, major Conservation Easements held in the region.
 
* Pages on Easements, and specifically Conservation Easements, and more-specifically, major Conservation Easements held in the region.
 
* New page on [[Canyon Del Rey Watershed]] and [[Maps of Canyon Del Rey Watershed]]
 
* New page on [[Canyon Del Rey Watershed]] and [[Maps of Canyon Del Rey Watershed]]
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* New page on [[CEQA and California's Central Coast Region]]
 
* New page on [[CEQA and California's Central Coast Region]]
 
* New page on [[Integrated Regional Water Management in California's Central Coast Region]]
 
* New page on [[Integrated Regional Water Management in California's Central Coast Region]]
* Responsibilities and Regulations of Central Coast Water Quality Control Board [[Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board]]
 
* Capture the projects, consultants, and models used in [http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/planning/major/EPB%20and%20Scenic%20Road%20Protection/Feas%20Rpt%20-%20Final%20Tech%20Rpts%20(geology%20hydrology%20biology).pdf this report] on the Carmel Lagoon Ecosystem Protective Barrier
 
 
* A page on [[Recovery Plans]] under the [[ESA]] (listing ones that are being or have been developed in the Central Coast)
 
* A page on [[Recovery Plans]] under the [[ESA]] (listing ones that are being or have been developed in the Central Coast)
 
* Flesh out the 'Watch-Listed' category on the [[Special Status Species]] page (perhaps with a new page). Give local examples (e.g. some birds), and show how species get on this list (some specific analyses of CBC and BBS trends by one or two NGOs).
 
* Flesh out the 'Watch-Listed' category on the [[Special Status Species]] page (perhaps with a new page). Give local examples (e.g. some birds), and show how species get on this list (some specific analyses of CBC and BBS trends by one or two NGOs).
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* Page on [[The Big Sur River Watershed]]
 
* Page on [[The Big Sur River Watershed]]
 
* New pages on [[City of Seaside]], [[City of Monterey]], [[City of Pacific Grove]], [[Pebble Beach]], [[Carmel]], [[Carmel Highlands]], [[Carmel-by-the-Sea]], and [[Carmel Valley]].
 
* New pages on [[City of Seaside]], [[City of Monterey]], [[City of Pacific Grove]], [[Pebble Beach]], [[Carmel]], [[Carmel Highlands]], [[Carmel-by-the-Sea]], and [[Carmel Valley]].
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* Flesh out [[Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coast Region (Basin Plan)]]
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* This page is out of date: [[Harkins Slough and Expansion of Urban Land Use at Watsonville]]
  
====Short, dead-end, and pages with the fewest revisions====
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=== Short, dead-end, and pages with the fewest revisions ===
  
 
A good place to look for pages that could potentially need beefing up is under the [http://ccows.csumb.edu/wiki/index.php/Special:SpecialPages Special Pages] section of this wiki. Specifically, look under:
 
A good place to look for pages that could potentially need beefing up is under the [http://ccows.csumb.edu/wiki/index.php/Special:SpecialPages Special Pages] section of this wiki. Specifically, look under:
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===Minor to moderate updates===
 
===Minor to moderate updates===
  
* Add [http://acshabitat.com/] to firms working in our region. They do hab management for Naval Support Activity Monterey in the dunes area.
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* Capture the projects, consultants, and models used in [http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/planning/major/EPB%20and%20Scenic%20Road%20Protection/Feas%20Rpt%20-%20Final%20Tech%20Rpts%20(geology%20hydrology%20biology).pdf this report] on the Carmel Lagoon Ecosystem Protective Barrier
  
* This page needs a complete re-start (post 2018):
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* Add [http://acshabitat.com/] to firms working in our region. They do hab management for Naval Support Activity Monterey in the dunes area.
** [[Water Quality Control Plan for the Central Coast Region]]
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* Update the pages relating to major current water projects i.e.:
 
* Update the pages relating to major current water projects i.e.:
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* [[Special Status Animals in the Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 1: Ruby KD'''
 
* [[Special Status Animals in the Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 1: Ruby KD'''
 
* [[Riparian corridors in the California Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 1: John W'''
 
* [[Riparian corridors in the California Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 1: John W'''
* [[Salinas Valley Seawater Intrusion]] and [[Groundwater overdraft in California's Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 1: Stefanie K'''
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* [[Salinas Valley Seawater Intrusion]] '''Phase 1: Stefanie K'''
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* [[Groundwater overdraft in California's Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 1: Stefanie K'''
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* [[Seawater Intrusion in the California Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 1: Stefanie K'''
 
* [[San Clemente Dam]] '''Phase 1: Joey K'''
 
* [[San Clemente Dam]] '''Phase 1: Joey K'''
 
* removed "Aquifer" and "Aquifers of the Central Coast" for [[Aquifers of California's Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 2: Michael G'''
 
* removed "Aquifer" and "Aquifers of the Central Coast" for [[Aquifers of California's Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 2: Michael G'''
** removed "groundwater" contradictory references for [[Groundwater topics of California's Central Coast]] '''Phase 2: Michael G'''
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** removed "groundwater" contradictory references for [[Groundwater topics in California's Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 2: Michael G'''
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** Wrote brief page for [[Carmel Valley Aquifer]] '''Phase 2: Michael G'''
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*[[Trout Unlimited]] Added pertinent information, changed incorrect statements, and removed or replaced 2 dead links. '''Phase 1 AndrewC'''
  
 
==Main new contribs in 2019==
 
==Main new contribs in 2019==
  
* [[Invasive Plants of the Central Coast]] '''Phase 2: Ruby KD'''
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* [[Invasive Plants of the Central Coast]] '''Phase 2: Ruby KD''' - '''Phase 3: John'''
* [[Invasive Invertebrates of the Central Coast]] '''Phase 2: Andrew C'''
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* [[Invasive Invertebrates of the Central Coast]] '''Phase 2: Andrew C''' - '''Phase 3: Michael'''
* [[Resource Conservation District of Monterey County (RCDMC)]] '''Phase 2: Stefanie K'''
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* [[Resource Conservation District of Monterey County (RCDMC)]] '''Phase 2: Stefanie K''' - '''Phase 3: Ruby'''
* [[Monterey Pine Forest]] '''Phase 2: John W'''
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* [[Resource Conservation Districts in California's Central Coast Region]] '''Phase 2: Stefanie K''' - '''Phase 3: Ruby'''
* [[Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)]] '''Phase 2: Michael Gennaro'''
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* [[Monterey Pine Forest]] '''Phase 2: John W''' - '''Phase 3: Stefanie'''
* [[Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD)]] '''Phase 2: Joey K'''
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* [[Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)]] '''Phase 2: Michael Gennaro''' - '''Phase 3: Joey'''
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* [[San Clemente Dam]] '''Phase 2: Joey K''' - '''Phase 3: Andrew'''
  
 
==Minor contribs in 2019==
 
==Minor contribs in 2019==
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* [[Sand Mining in California's Central Coast Region]]. Provided news articles pertaining to the CEMEX operation since Mar 16, 2016. Fixed two article links: Santa Cruz Sentinel Mar 21, 2016 and Monterey Herald Aug 26, 2013. Provided four bullets on how the CEMEX plant is conflicting with the Coastal Act, referencing a new source, 2017 memo by the California Coastal Commission. Reorganized page. Added images. Added a section on Settlement Agreement. Flushed out all sections. Added section on Permit history. '''Phase 1 RubyKD'''
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* Fixed broken link in [[City of Marina]] under Local Coastal Programs within the Central Coast Area, under wiki page Local Coastal Programs in California's Central Coast Region. '''Phase 1 RubyKD'''
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* created the page for [[Salinas Valley]]. One sentence general description to establish this page. '''Phase 1 StefanieK'''
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* Fixed some grammar and added links where links were broken or not present in [[Invasive Species of California]]. Added more species to the different groups, and added more information to the existing group. Linked [[Invasive Species of California]] to [[Invasive Invertebrates of the Central Coast]] where necessary. '''Phase 1 AndrewC'''
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* Fixed incorrect information in [[Trout Unlimited]] and fixed several dead links. Removed information I couldn't find a link for ( a specific article citing a specific event). '''Phase 1 AndrewC'''
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* [[Special Status Animals in the Central Coast Region]]. Added proposed/under review species Monarch, Foothill YLF, WPT. '''Phase 1 RKD'''
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* [[Groundwater overdraft in California's Central Coast Region]] - lead-in sentence and added to list. '''Phase 1 StefanieK'''
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* [[Seawater Intrusion in the California Central Coast Region]]- lead-in sentence. '''Phase 1 StefanieK'''
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* [[List of Special Districts in the Monterey Bay Region]] - updated RCD section. '''Phase 1 StefanieK'''
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* [[USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service]] - adding links and updates related to RCDs. '''Phase 1 StefanieK'''
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* [[Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR)]] and [[Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF)]] - provided a link to the Elkhorn Slough Final Management Plan. '''Phase 1 RKD'''
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* [[Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD)]] - provided a link to MPRPD Planning and Conservation Documents page. Fixed reference 12 formatting '''Phase 1 RKD'''
  
 
==Pages people are updating in 2018==
 
==Pages people are updating in 2018==

Latest revision as of 10:42, 23 August 2019

This page is a working area for the ENVS 560 class.

Lists to keep up to date

Don't forget to make sure all major 'issue' and 'summary' pages are listed in one of the site Contents pages.

Ideas for the future

  • Check and move all items from the list on this page to this page or this page. Ultimately, we DON'T want to have a list on the 560 page.
  • Check what we have on mitigation banking (e.g. 2 CalTrans banks in our region - at Carmel Lagoon & at Elkhorn Slough)
  • Check what we have on who can hold cons easements (e.g. BSLT has applied to be able to do this)

Edits

  • A member of the public emailed July 2019 asking that SC Dam be removed from maps of the Carmel Watershed
  • Add this org to the list of conservancies: http://www.condorrange.org/

New pages & major updates

  • A page on models used in Env Mgt in the Central Coast, and a page on each model (including links to projects where it has been used). Include models like:

Fill in pages that have been created on this wiki but are empty or mostly empty

Fill in or create pages regarding key regions or location of interest along the Californian Central Coast

Short, dead-end, and pages with the fewest revisions

A good place to look for pages that could potentially need beefing up is under the Special Pages section of this wiki. Specifically, look under:

  • Short pages
  • Dead-end pages
    • These pages do not link to other pages in the CCoWS Wiki (which is something we want to avoid. We want the wiki pages to be as interconnected as possible). Probably means that these pages are undereveloped, too...
      • It would be wise to look through these and add links to other wikis if applicable.
  • Pages with the fewest revisions
    • Also a good place to look for pages that need some minor to major revisions (for example, the California Natural Resources Agency and California Tiger Salamander, and pages are listed here.)
    • This is also an excellent place to look for pages that could potentially be part of your Phase 1 assignment. Some of these pages appear to be moderately fleshed out but have few revisions

Be wary though, looks like some of these pages could be redirected to other beefed up pages. Use the search bar to make sure you aren't re-writing information that already exists.

Minor to moderate updates

  • Capture the projects, consultants, and models used in this report on the Carmel Lagoon Ecosystem Protective Barrier
  • Add [1] to firms working in our region. They do hab management for Naval Support Activity Monterey in the dunes area.
  • Add basic disclaimer etc to any wikis lacking it

More ideas from Doug

  • Regional water and Desalination in California's Central Coast Region
    • Balanced view of the current desal options.
    • Decision making process about selecting a desal provider
    • Current thoughts on cost to rate payers
  • San Clemente Dam removal
    • update--dam is down---river is constructed--before and after monitoring of impacts is ongoing. There are some pre-removal datasets to link to.
  • Status of county's response to new State Groundwater Monitoring regs. Compare to other parts of the state?
  • Get a list of the planned urban development for the next ten years in the CalAm service area and assess the water consumption of those developments.
  • Follow up on Big Sur Watershed management plan as a case study in that kind of public process...what kinds of projects were implemented or are planned as a result of that document. What is the process for getting improvement projects funded? Does the current watershed management planning process work? What is the status of the Carmel watershed management planning process?
  • Issues around los padres Dam.
  • Progress on the nacitone tunnel.

Pages people are updating in 2019

Main new contribs in 2019

Minor contribs in 2019

Pages people are updating in 2018

Main new contribs in 2018

Minor new contribs 2018 (not mandatory, but list 'em here if you make 'em):

Pages people are updating in 2017:

Main new contribs 2017:


  • Phase 3: Nikki reads new pages for grammar and style

Minor new contribs 2017 (not mandatory, but list 'em here if you make 'em):

Pages people updated in 2016:

Main new contribs 2016:

Minor new contribs 2016 (some possibly not listed)

Main new contribs 2015:

Minor new contribs 2015:

..

Updates worked on in 2015:

Links to pages students want Fred to look at soon

Links to what you mostly worked on (2015) and a very brief summary of what you did

Main new contribs 2014:

Minor new contribs 2014:

Updates worked on in 2014:

Leftover ideas after 2014:

  • Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)
    • Who they are
    • What they do
    • Who are members
    • Student chapter
    • Recent events
  • PG Diversion project & DEIR
  • Hollister Hills - site summary
  • Page on all the water providers in the Monterey Bay Region - the biggies (like Cal Am), and all the teeny weird ones you never heard of (like Seaside Muni). Needs a good set of maps.
  • Other:
    • Water Supply for the Cal Am service area (focus on current impediments to the proposed portfolio approach)
    • Water metering as a means of understanding agricultural water use.
    • Understanding "water policy cycles"---Water supply and Policies that are viable in drought years, but untenable in years of plenty (new big dams in CA, etc).
    • Impacts of the new Salinas River channel maintenance program.
    • Movement toward public takeover of Cal Am water supply system.
    • Is there a physical inventory of extant groundwater resources to fuel existing (or proposed) Fort Ord reuse plans. This could be a close scrutiny of the Monterey Downs EIR.
    • How does the planned desal impact Fort Ord reuse?
    • Potential water use projects that would secure the now tenuous MCWRA rights to about 168,000 af/yr of Salinas Valley water.
    • When new subdivisions are permitted, they must demonstrate a sustainable water supply. Apparently, that approach is flawed, since many areas are in overdraft. What are the minimum criteria for demonstrating "sustainable" water supply and why does it fail in many cases?

Leftover ideas after 2013:

  • CEQA
    • CEQA approaches to each of the main CEQA areas:
      • Visual / aesthetic
      • Transport
      • Wetlands
      • etc.
    • Firms that do CEQA, tabulated by project, role, specialty, client etc.
  • Land use planning in Central Coast
    • County General Plan
    • County Long-Range Development Plan
    • Marina General Plan
    • Seaside General Plan
    • AMBAG Metropolitan Transportation Plan
    • TAMC Regional Transportation Plan
    • Former CA-led County Redevelopment Agencies and new 'Successor' agencies.
    • Fort Ord
      • BRAC / Fort Ord Cleanup
      • History of consistency determinations made with respect to Fort Ord Reuse Plan
  • Viewshed policy (county critical viewshed, approaches taken in CEQA projects)
  • Water rights - How do water rights work?
    • e.g. for projects in CEQA right now (Ferrini, Downs)
  • Drainage studies
    • e.g. Canyon del Rey and current contract to Balance & Whitson
  • Ag Waiver & TMDLs:
    • Can always use more updating with new developments
  • Stakeholder pages:
    • Marina Coast Water District, e.g. its role in Fort Ord re-use
    • MPWMD, e.g. its role in Canyon del Rey drainage study update
    • TAMC
    • AMBAG
  • Specific Watersheds
  • Wildlife:
    • Wildlife habitat corridor planning - State-level efforts, Regional effort led by CalTrans, Local survey led by BSLT, ...

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