River Watch Header Image

NMFS Comment Letters on Sonoma County Land Use Practice

To All,

These attached letters are important insofar as they are from the National Marine Fisheries Service and speak to the rules Sonoma County relies upon to govern development and the impacts of those rules in their land use decisions with respect to riparian vegetation and waterways.   The letters reinforce what is needed in the County – more environmental review to stop adverse cumulative impacts, discretionary review, and more protections for salmon. The letters are written by objective scientists with an eye towards water quality and quantity.


letter to SoCo re vineyard dev_12-2-13

NMFS comments_RiparinanOrd. 8.27.2014

SoCo well ordinance comment letter_8-26-14