The Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) has been actively involved in watershed management and coordination for many years and has actively promoted integrated, adaptive management.
See Protecting Newport Bay Upstream (pdf) published by NBC under its previous name in 2007.
NBC is thrilled to have been awarded a grant from the California Department of Conservation that will fund a fulltime Watershed Coordinator staff position within NBC for three years. The primary function of this position is to advance the holistic management of natural resources within the Newport Bay Watershed through a collaborative strategic planning process. The challenge of the Watershed Coordinator will be to help move the vast number and huge diversity of cooperating entities in a common strategic direction. This will be accomplished by an ongoing formal and informal process of refining and obtaining commitment from all stakeholders to the “Desired State”visioning statement for the Newport Bay Watershed.