Forest Health

As an individual, there is a lot you can do to be prepared for wildfire but what about our forests? Of course saving lives and protecting property is the priority and numerous community partners including Fire Safe Councils, CAL FIRE, and FEMA are working together to create a culture of community preparedness. But we also …

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Sac River Data Portal helps our partners

By Holly Jorgensen Collaborative management efforts are essential for protecting, restoring and maintaining healthy ecosystems. Watershed management requires coordinated policy and management action not only at the local level, but at regional and state levels as well. Successful watershed management should reflect the values of the community and implement actions with achievable outcomes. Successful watershed …

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Reducing Wildfire Risk and Restoring Forest Health

Above: Forested area before thinning and control burn By Holly Jorgensen and Stephen Graydon The Sacramento River Watershed Program (SRWP) is partnering with the Terra Fuego Resource Foundation (Terra Fuego) to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration focusing on fuels and fire management as a nexus to watershed health. California is a fire-adapted …

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Watershed Resiliency Program

SRWP is at a crossroads of helping to find common ground for the competing interests of water in northern California, balancing municipal and industrial water supply, agriculture, environment, recreation, power production, and flood management needs. Beyond the traditional water dialogue we are working to bring other water-affecting issues into the conversation including fire and fuels …

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Sacramento River Watershed Portal Project Update

(Above) Sample screen from graphing facility in the new portal. The Sacramento River Watershed Portal will give users access to the extensive water monitoring data, studies, reports and articles on the Sacramento River Watershed. Users will be able to compile maps and graphs to better visualize data collection results and answer questions about the watershed. …

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