Landowner Resources

pdf Many documents are downloadable pdfs and will require Adobe Acrobat Reader for online viewing.

Stream bank restoration

Creek Care for Marin Residents This Creek Care Guide is designed to encourage and support the ongoing stewardship of creeks in Marin County. This guide is divided into three sections. The first section defines healthy creeks, riparian corridors, fish habitat needs, the storm drain connection, and how to identify a potential creek problem. Guidelines for improving creek health are outlined in the second section. A resource directory is provided in the last section.
Download it here. 1 MB PDF

GroundworkGroundwork is a handbook for small-scale erosion control for landowners. It was written for Marin County watersheds and it provides background and guidance for erosion control projects.
Download it here. 5.68 MB PDF

brochure or paperNatural Resources Conservation Service technical guides http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/Standards/nhcp.html

brochure or paperDept. of Fish and Game CA Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Resources/HabitatManual.asp

brochure or paperUniversity of California Stream Vegetation http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8240.pdf 671 KB PDF

brochure or paperUniversity of California Stream Revegetation Monitoring https://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8363.pdf 1.3 MB PDF

brochure or paperMarin chapter of California Native Plant Society website http://www.marin.edu/cnps/

brochure or paperCal Invasive Plant Council website -
http://www.cal-ipc.org/

brochure or paperCalflora website
http://www.calflora.org/

San Geronimo Valley Resource Guide (to be printed by Planning Group in Spring 2011)

brochure or paperDept. of Public Works Construction BMP diagram http://mcstoppp.org/acrobat/MECM_final_2009.pdf 217 KB PDF

brochure or paperFishNet 4C Manual for construction BMPs
http://www.fishnet4c.org/projects_roads_manual.html


KRCB's Our Watershed Stories

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The Novato Creek Watershed is prominently featured in a KRCB mini-series.

Erosion control

GroundworkGroundwork is a handbook for small-scale erosion control for landowners. It was written for Marin County watersheds and it provides background and guidance for erosion control projects.
Download it here. 5.68 MB PDF

So You Live Behind a LeveeA publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers, So You Live Behind a Levee! provides sound information and advice that will help residents living near a levee educate and protect themselves.
Download it here.
2 MB PDF

brochure or paperUniversity of California Sediment Delivery Inventory and Monitoring https://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8014.pdf 915 KB PDF

brochure or paperUniversity of California Forest Water Quality http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8241.pdf 413 KB PDF

brochure or paperUniversity of California Forest Roads
http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8247.pdf 4.7 MB PDF

brochure or paperUniversity of California Rural Road Construction and Maintenance https://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8262.pdf 7.9 MB PDF

brochure or paperHandbook for Forest and Ranch Roads, Pacific Watershed Associates http://www.krisweb.com/biblio/gen_mcrcd_weaveretal_1994_handbook.pdf 9.6 MB PDF

brochure or paperDept. of Fish and Game CA Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Resources/HabitatManual.asp

Invasive weed removal

brochure or paperDept. of Fish and Game CA Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Resources/HabitatManual.asp

brochure or paperUniversity of California Exotic Pest Plant
http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8244.pdf 940 KB PDF

Fire management

brochure or paperFireSafe Marin -
http://www.firesafemarin.org/index.html

brochure or paperUniversity of California Wildfire and Fuel Management - http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8245.pdf 1.9 MB

brochure or paperMarin on Fire DVD -
http://www.firesafemarin.org/marin_on_fire.html

Gardening/Integrated pest management

Go Native. Using Native Plants Go Native includes resources for how, where, when, and what to plant. The guide includes many plant lists and information to help plant what works best for your local microclimate.
Download it here.
1.3 MB PDF

brochure or paperUniversity of California Master Gardener Plant Selector Tool - http://ucanr.org/sites/MarinMG/Reports/

brochure or paperUniversity of California Master Gardener Water Wise Plant Guide - http://ucanr.org/sites/MarinMG/Water_Wise_Plant_Guide/

brochure or paperUniversity of California Master Gardener Integrated Pest Management - http://ucanr.org/sites/MarinMG/Garden_Good_Guys_Bad_Guys/

brochure or paperBay Friendly Gardening -
http://stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=141

brochure or paperUniversity of California Backyard Orchard - http://homeorchard.ucdavis.edu/

brochure or paperMCSTOPPP -
http://mcstoppp.org/garden.htm


Fish habitat improvements

Fish Friendly Guide The Fish-Friendly Guide is intended to provide landowners with fish-friendly actions to protect the creeks and the Coho salmon and steelhead trout living in our watersheds.
Download it here. 3.7 MB PDF

brochure or paperFishNet 4C Manual for Road Construction

brochure or paperUniversity of California Fish and Fish Habitat http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8242.pdf 381 KB PDF

brochure or paperUniversity of California Wood in Streams https://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8157.pdf 1.6 MB PDF

GroundworkGroundwork is a handbook for small-scale erosion control for landowners. It was written for Marin County watersheds and it provides background and guidance for erosion control projects.
Download it here.5.68 MB PDF

brochure or paperDept. of Fish and Game CA Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Resources/HabitatManual.asp

Toxics and waste disposal

brochure or paperCounty guide
http://www.marinrecycles.org/recycling_guide.cfm

brochure or paperCounty Waste Management
http://www.marinsanitary.com/

brochure or paperMarin Green Guide website
http://www.maringreenguide.org/

Native plant restoration

Go Native. Using Native Plants Go Native includes resources for how, where, when, and what to plant. The guide includes many plant lists and information to help plant what works best for your local microclimate.
Download it here. 1.3 MB PDF

brochure or paperHomeowner specifications developed for the Salmon Enhancement Plan http://www.marinwatersheds.org/docs/11x17%20images.pdf 10.3 MB PDF

brochure or paperUniversity of California Stream Vegetation http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8240.pdf 671 KB

GroundworkGroundwork is a handbook for small-scale erosion control for landowners. It was written for Marin County watersheds and it provides background and guidance for erosion control projects.
Download it here.5.68 MB PDF

brochure or paperDept. of Fish and Game CA Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual - http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Resources/HabitatManual.asp

Rainwater infiltration, catchment, and water conservation

Slow It, Spread It, Sink It This beautiful guide was developed for landowners in Sonoma Valley to provide a resource for implementing projects for beneficial stormwater management. The guidance is relevant for landowners interested in retaining and reusing stormwater on-site.
Download it here. 18.9 MB PDF

brochure or paper10,000 Rain Gardens
http://raingardens.spawnusa.org/

brochure or paperOccidental Arts and Ecology Center Salmon Creek (Sonoma County) publication
http://www.salmoncreekwater.org/water-conservation.html

brochure or paperSlow It. Spread It. Sink It. (Sonoma Valley edition) http://www.sscrcd.org/rainwater.php

brochure or paperGreywater Action - http://greywateraction.org/