Preparation of the "Upper Salinas River Watershed Action Plan"
Organizations Represented at Salinas River Task Force Meetings
Watershed Action Plan is the watershed management plan for the upper 2,000 square miles of
the Salinas River, one of the largest and most critical watersheds in California.
Public Involvement in the Preparation: Over a period of three years, nine publicly noticed meetings were
held at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion in the City of Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County. Local newspapers
and magazines carried articles describing highlights of these public meetings. Hundreds of participants
helped define the ultimate contents of the issues, goals and strategies of the
Watershed Action Plan
which is the
watershed management plan for the region covering two-thirds of San Luis Obispo County
and a portion of Monterey County. The Final
Watershed Action Plan was accepted by the State Water
Resources Control Board
in June, 2004. Following is a partial list of the agencies and organizations
represented on the Upper Salinas River Watershed Task Force and Technical Advisory Committee:
  • Citizens of San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties
  • Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • California Conservation Corps
  • Local Ranchers
  • Local Farmers
  • City of Atascadero
  • Atascadero Mutual Water Company
  • Landowners
  • Caltrans
  • American Watersheds
  • San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • County of San Luis Obispo Planning and Building Dept.
  • County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Dept.
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District
  • Upper Salinas Watershed Coalition
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • San Luis Obispo Ag Commissioner's Office
  • Audubon Society
  • UC Cooperative Extension
  • California Native Plants Society
Link to Public Input for the
Watershed Action Plan
More about the Watershed
Action Plan and Salinas River
The watershed
management plan
the upper portion of the
Salinas River.