The Altered Laguna The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation … developed a conceptual framework to address the following goals: 1) Improve our understanding of the Laguna system for basin scale planning and management; 2) Gather and analyze available data; 3) Identify data gaps, appropriate system indicators, monitoring regimes, and restoration targets; and 4) Specify further modeling efforts focused on the watershed. The impetus to this process is the project’ s important role in launching the Laguna Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study to address water quality concerns, and to ensure that the appropriate watershed-scale scope is used for the TMDL-related work.
Modeling river flows and sediment dynamics for the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed in Northern California. C. Potter and S. Hiatt. Abstract: The nonpoint source pollution model Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) was applied to understand management options that may improve water quality in the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed in Sonoma County, California. Surface water quality in the Laguna watershed has been significantly impaired over recent years, as natural land cover has been urbanized or converted to agricultural uses. We first generated new maps of land cover and major land uses from satellite and airborne imagery for the watershed…more
Biodiversity Action Plan, 2010. Priority Actions to Preserve Biodiversity in Sonoma County.
“The objective of this plan is to answer the following questions regarding Sonoma County’s natural heritage: What do we have? What are the threats? What can we do to reduce risk of losing our biodiversity? This plan is a resource for technical experts, land managers, funders, policy makers and interested citizens regarding the status and natural dynamics of local ecosystems and current threats to biodiversity. It advances a set of non-regulatory actions grounded in a collaborative multi-stakeholder approach to maintain biodiversity in Sonoma County for generations to come.”
Death by Dirty Water – Storm runoff a risk for fish. ABC News, November 17, 2014
County breaks new trail at Taylor Mountain. Press Democrat article July 25, 2014
Santa Rosa eyes Colgan Creek restoration. Press Democrat article July 31, 2010
Creek Care Guides
Colgen Creek Care – By Juliane Poirier for the Colgan Creek Restoration Project
Stewardship Guide for Russian River – By the Sotoyome Resource Conservation District
Creek Care, A guide for rural land owners and residents of Petaluma and Sonoma Creek watersheds. By Southern Sonoma County Resource Conservation District
My Healthy Stream -A publication of Trout Unlimited and the Aldo Leopold Foundation
Creek Care Guide – Laguna Creek Watershed By Laguna Creek Watershed Council
Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Restore, Conserve & Inspire: Nurturing a Healthy Laguna. Founded in 1989, the Laguna Foundation is a place-based organization focused on the Laguna de Santa Rosa, a Wetland of International Importance.
The Russian River Watershed Association is a coalition of eleven cities, counties and special districts in the Russian River Watershed that have come together to coordinate regional programs for clean water, fisheries restoration and watershed enhancement.
STRAW Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed
Colgan Creek Trail Sonoma County Regional Parks
The Effects of Temperature on Steelhead Trout, Coho Salmon and Chinook Salmon Biology and Function by Life Stage. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Northcoast Region. 2005