Archives by Tag 'habitat restoration'
The Guadalupe River Flood Control Project has a prior history of collaboration, which culminated in its redesign from a trapezoidal channel bypass tunnel and successful construction of the project, along with a suite of early implementation items to mitigate remaining impacts on the river corridor. Its 2001 Dispute Resolution Memorandum, facilitated by CONCUR, created an [...]
CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary and Associate Rebecca Tuden teamed with conveners from The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread to facilitate a three-day workshop among 27 leading grant-making organizations involved in national and regional water resource efforts. The meeting was convened from January 13 – 15, 2010 at The Johnson Foundation in Racine, Wisconsin. Participants in the [...]
CONCUR has prepared a new fact sheet focused on our watershed planning experience and expertise (download PDF).
Watershed planning touches on a broad range of issues including local land use policies, stream protection concerns, restoration goals, flood control, and water quality. The planning framework can be transboundary and address implications for climate [...]
Headwaters Forest Water Quality Issues: Conflict Assessment and Independent Scientific Review, and Facilitated Watershed Working Group (2002-2003)
In 2002 and 2003, CONCUR carried out a series of assignments for the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) in support of resolving longstanding issues related to sediment impairment of water quality in five Humboldt County watersheds that are subject to logging by Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO).
CONCUR served as convenor and facilitator of [...]
CONCUR designed and completed a Stakeholder Assessment for U.S. EPA, examining the potential to use a facilitation/mediation process to resolve a long-running 30 year dispute over water and wildlife resources between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), Inyo County, local and national environmental groups, the State of California, and Native American tribes.
CONCUR facilitated the Guadalupe River Flood Control Project Collaborative, which produced a landmark agreement to resolve remaining mitigation issues for the lower Guadalupe River in downtown San Jose. The River, which has flooded twice in the past decade, is habitat for both chinook salmon and steelhead trout. The Collaborative included over a dozen members of [...]
CONCUR worked with the CALFED Bay-Delta Program on two separate occasions to foster the broadly supported development and implementation of the Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP), one of the largest environmental planning initiatives ever undertaken in North America.
In 1997, CONCUR helped design and facilitate the Independent Review Panel on Ecosystem Restoration, which critically reviewed the draft [...]
CONCUR designed and facilitated a negotiated dialogue between 34 interest groups that comprise the Lower American River Task Force, charged with developing a flood control plan for this federally recognized Wild and Scenic river, needed to protect the residents and $6 billion of property in Sacramento, the State Capitol. This ground-breaking plan integrates flood control [...]
CONCUR facilitated a 45-member dialogue charged with devising a locally preferred alternative for flood control that integrates habitat restoration and recreation components. Participants ratified detailed proceedings addressing bank protection, levee stabilization, planning for alternate flow levels, hydraulic mitigation, and floodway management.
Comprehensive Management Plan for the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, San Diego, California (1998)
Tijuana Estuary, on the US-Mexico border, consists of an ecologically rich mosaic of wetland habitats and uplands. CONCUR was retained by the California Department of State Parks and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to prepare a joint management plan. CONCUR convened a working task force in an interactive process to develop each chapters of [...]