In 2009 CalTrout and River Exchange initiated the Regional Approval Process with the Department of Water Resources and the Upper Sacramento, McCloud, Lower Pit Region was accepted, making the Region eligible to apply for an Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) planning grant.
CalTrout and River Exchange formed an initial Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) of regional stakeholders and the group asked River Exchange to be the fiscal sponsor for a planning grant to DWR. In 2010 CalTrout provided match funding in the form of staff time to prepare the planning grant which resulted in the Region receiving a grant from DWR to prepare an IRWMP.
Since that time, CalTrout has played an active stakeholder role in the development of the IRWM plan, which was just unanimously adopted by the RWMG on November 25th 2013.
See the Mt. Shasta Herald’s article about the adoption meeting:
The Upper Sac IRWM plan can be read here:
An informative 8 minute “overview of the region” video, as well as perspectives from CalTrout’s Conservation Director Curtis Knight, and Outreach Consultant Meadow Fitton can be viewed below: