The Santa Rosa Plain WRAMP project focused on developing a landscape level, base line assessment of the aquatic resources in the study area by addressing the following question: what are the abundance, diversity, and ecological conditions of wetlands, streams, and their riparian areas within the Santa Rosa Plain? The project developed a detailed base map of the aquatic features within the study area using BAARI's standardized mapping protocols, and drafted new mapping protocols for local aquatic features not previously mapped in BAARI. The mapping methods are documented in the North Coast Aquatic Resources Inventory Mapping Standards and Methodologies (or NCARI Mapping Standards). The aquatic resources maping effort was completed in 2012 and the GIS dataset was incorporated into EcoAtlas.
View NCARI online at EcoAtlas.
The California Aquatic Resources Inventory (CARI) is a Geographic Information System (GIS) based map of wetlands, streams, and riparian areas within California that is hosted online through EcoAtlas.
The Santa Rosa Plain WRAMP project demonstrated the use of the State’s standardized monitoring and assessment tools in a North Coast watershed setting and described how the results can support watershed based management and planning decisions to protect and manage the state’s wetlands at a landscape scale.