What does Climate Resilience look like for our community?
The Navarro River Watershed is the largest continuous coastal watershed in Mendocino County. It is rich with natural beauty and resources – from oak woodlands in the highlands, to the river valleys of Boonville and Philo, to the redwood forests at the “deep end” of the watershed. It is also threatened by many of the concerns that plague many regions of California: drought, wildfire, and depleted water resources that pose a threat to people and to endangered coho salmon. MCRCD has partnered with many of the local leaders in the region – Dogwood Springs Forestry, Anderson Valley Land Trust, Anderson Valley Fire Department, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association, and San Francisco Estuary Institute – to begin to answer this question in a project funded by the Environmental Defense Fund.
- Build on and support community driven stewardship efforts to increase climate benefits and ecosystem resiliency within the natural and working lands of the Navarro Watershed.
- Develop a framework for investments in the improvement of the Navarro Watershed’s environmental and ecological assets
- Be a model for climate resilience for California and beyond
- A Greenhouse Gas inventory for the entire Navarro River Watershed – a method for measuring increases or decreases to carbon stored in the landscape
- Increased Community understanding and funding support to implement climate beneficial activities on natural and working lands, including for forests, shrubs, grasslands, vineyards, orchards and urban areas
- The infrastructure to quantify greenhouse gas benefits to encourage private and public investment into land stewardship activities.
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