The Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program (WRMP) is convening stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds and expertise to plan and implement a regional monitoring program for wetlands and streams in the Bay Area and the Delta.
The Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program (WRMP) is convening stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds and expertise to develop a regional monitoring program plan for wetlands in the Bay Area. This program will help to implement Action 2 in the Estuary Blueprint, and will help local, regional, state, and federal agencies evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to sustain healthy aquatic habitats and resources.
Steering Committee Meetings: Last Tuesday of every other month, 10am-1pm, Redwood Room, Bay Area Metro Center, San Francisco.
Habitats and Living Resources
Water Quality and Quantity
The charge of the Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program (WRMP) is to develop an implementable pilot program to monitor mature and restored tidal marsh habitat, with the goals of:
The project is funded by a Wetlands Program Development Grant from EPA Region 9.
The Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program Plan development processes is intended to proceed rapidly while gathering input from a diverse body of stakeholders in the Bay Area.
The development of the WRMP will be driven collaboratively by three bodies:
Additional input on the scientific content with be gathered through technical workshops, and plan elements may be developed by ad hoc sub-committees, as needed.
This document describes the regulatory context for the WRMP, explores how monitoring decisions are made, and makes recommendations about how the WRMP could benefit regulators and restoration practitioners.
It’s available here: WRMP Regulatory Drivers Analysis