Here are some stream protection resources you requested. I had a hard time narrowing things down, some of this you probably have, but I hope they’re useful.
EPA model ordinance language with issues and examples.
SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board survey and paper on riparian ordinances and issues surrounding them.
- Berkeley Summary
Document by Berkeley Creeks Task Force with lessons learned and recommendations.
- Santa Clara RiparianCorridor Study
Used in the development of the Santa Clara Creeks Protection Ordinance. Good summary of considerations and science.
Example of a good local stream protection ordinance.
Jones & Stokes Memo with summary of science and policy of stream setbacks.
Summay of relevant case law dealing with stream buffers and takings by Ellison Folk, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Good summary of stream science from a consortium of 15 federal agencies.
National Research Council book on riparian area science and management.
National Management Measures to Protect and Restore Wetlands and Riparian Areas for the Abatement of Nonpoint Source Pollution by EPA. Good federally endorsed BMPs.
- Stream Protection Local Governments
This has a short section on building community support as well as other resources.
How to engage stakeholders and facilitate buy-in.
California Regional Water Quality Control Board
San Francisco Bay Region
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612