Implementing Best Practices for Watershed Management
The Conservancy previously installed 22 interpretive signs in the watershed, under a permit by the County. However, in talks with members of the Carmel Valley Roads Committee and the Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC), we became aware that our signs did not closely adhere to the guidelines in the Carmel Valley Master Plan. Those guidelines provided for signage that used colors such as brown and beige, so we redesigned our signs and have begun to install them and to replace our previous versions with the new version pictured above. The purpose of these signs is to raise awareness of the need to protect our threatened species that include South Central Coast Steelhead and the California Red-Legged Frogs. This is one of the “best practices” of watershed management, and includes signs that alert visitors that they are entering the watershed.