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Promoting Cooperative Action in the Carson River Watershed
Carson River Watershed Vision Statement
To achieve healthy sustainable watersheds within the entire Carson River Basin; to achieve improved watershed conditions, so all lands and waterways (surface and underground) safely receive, store, and release clean water for the good of all peoples, environments and natural resources of the Carson River Basin; to achieve this vision through community led and private/public partnerships for implementation of local and basin wide plans and projects.
The Carson River Coalition (CRC) is a watershed wide stakeholder group that serves as the steering committee for the integrated watershed planning process (IWPP). The idea for the CRC was created during a watershed wide conference held in 1998 in response to the 1997 floods. During this conference, Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) was asked to serve as the coordinator for the CRC and establish the IWPP. Participants in the CRC include private individuals; local, state and federal agencies; tribal governments; and citizen-driven groups. The IWPP program focuses on management of watershed resources long-term and addresses the diverse needs and concerns of all stakeholders. The CRC’s initial steps developed a Carson River Watershed vision statement and guiding principles. The vision and guiding principles were adopted by five counties and approximately 20 agencies and organizations within the watershed. They are the back bone of the 2007 Carson River Watershed Adaptive Stewardship Plan and its 2017 supplemental update actively championed by the CRC today.
CRC working groups are established to address specific programs. The CRC’s Education Working Group and the River Corridor Working Group meet regularly, where other working groups meet less frequently. The CRC holds bi-annual public meetings and forum events that provide a format for the exchange of information about projects and programs being conducted throughout the watershed. These events provide stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their particular projects and discuss watershed-wide benefits. Past forum power points and CRC Working Group meeting notes are available here.
In 2015, the CRC created the Watershed Literacy Action Plan.
The Carson River Coalition is a stakeholder group with many partners. Below is a breakdown of some of those partnerships.
|U.S. Agricultural Research Service|
|U.S. Soil Conservation Service|
|U.S. Water and Power Resources Service|
|Nevada Department of Administration – Building and Grounds Division|
|Nevada – Divison of Museums and History – Nevada State Museum|
|Nevada – Division of State Lands, State Land Use Planning Agency||Nevada – Division of Water Planning|
|Nevada – Division of Water Resources||Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau|
|Douglas County Sewer Improvement District||Douglas County Water District|
|Indian Hills General Improvement District|
|Silver Springs General Improvement District||Silver Springs Mutual Water Company|
|Truckee-Carson Irrigation District||Washoe-Storey Conservation District|
|Carson Valley Conservation District||Carson City Weed Coalition||Churchill County Mosquito, Weed, & Vector District||Dayton Valley Conservation District|
|Douglas Count Weed District||Stillwater & Lahontan Conservation District||Upper Carson Cooperative Weed Management Area|
We also work with a variety of local business to accomplish programs and projects.