Ecosystem Based Management (EBM)
Where: Ventura River Bioregion
What: Community-based restoration and watershed-based management
State: Stress from historic watershed alteration and increasing urban pressures. A comprehensive solution to watershed management and restoration has been limited by fragmented management. This is manifested in conflicts over water supply, precipitous declines in anadromous fish, flood damages, loss of habitat, beach erosion, and degraded water quality.
Strategy: to envision, promote, and ultimately implement "on the ground" restoration projects to demonstrate the viability of ecosystem-based management (EBM).
Communicating a shared vision through education and outreach; coordination and advocacy; and engaging the community and decision makers in EBM processes for the Ventura River watershed.
Conceptual planning through research, integration, conceptual design, visualization, technical review, and stakeholder perspective.
Monitoring through scientific, observational and policy scrutiny; policy review; agency communication/compliance; publicity; and legal action as needed.
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