In 2014, SFEI and the Santa Valley Water District launched a collaborative partnership aimed at sharing experience, knowledge and resources, and working toward a shared vision of watershed management. Through this partnership, the District has asked SFEI to develop a set of online tools to: 1) identify opportunities for multi-benefit management actions in and along the channels managed by the District; and 2) track the impacts of those actions towards meeting established management targets. The first tool will be developed initially for Coyote Creek downstream of Anderson Dam, focusing on identifying aquatic and riparian restoration and enhancement opportunities that support the goals of the District’s Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program and other District environmental stewardship initiatives. The second tool will support the District’s One Water Plan, allowing the District and its partners to track progress towards meeting the Plan’s established multi-benefit management targets as channel and riparian enhancement projects are implemented. Both tools will be built on the EcoAtlas platform, providing them with a wide array of environmental data sets, reporting options, and the flexibility to expand the tools to other District watersheds in the future. The tools will be completed by summer 2020.
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California's EcoAtlas provides access to information for effective wetland management. EcoAtlas is a set of tools for generating, assembling, storing, visualizing, sharing, and reporting environmental data and information. The tools can be used individually or together, and they can be adjusted or tuned to meet the specific needs of environmental planners, regulators, managers, scientists, and educators. The maps and tools can be used to create a complete picture of aquatic resources in the landscape by integrating stream and wetland maps, restoration information, and monitoring results with land use, transportation, and other information important to the state’s wetlands.