Riparian Management Guidelines
CRWC and CSUMB have partnered to produce the Riparian Management Guidelines. This informative guidance discusses the importance of riparian habitats, fundamental concepts for managing the vegetation and health of these areas, and how to navigate their complex permitting system. Download below!
In the coming year, these Guidelines will be complemented with fire zone fuel reduction guidance and upland habitat management guidance.
Torch Wildfire Sensors:
The Wildfire Regime in the Carmel River Watershed
Learn about wildfire patterns and history in the Carmel River Watershed, a presentation by CSUMB student Erika Garig. View the presentation below.
FIrewise outreach program
CRWC is partnering with the Fire Safe Council for Monterey County to promote Firewise USA Communities and the Alert Wildfire cameras. This program is protecting human and wildlife communities, like our own!
What is a Firewise Community? It's a community and group of people who have taken appropriate measures to become more resistant to wildfire structural damage. With this certification, people living within the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) learn how to adapt to living with wildfire by preparing for a fire before it occurs. Learn more here.
Key to successful wildfire prevention and management is good planning. The Monterey County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is community wildfire protection plan developed by the Monterey Fire Safe Council in 2010, with an update in 2016. CRWC partners closely with the Monterey Fire Safe Council on wildfire planning and projects.