Grape Creek, California

Conservation Action:
Grape Creek is located in the Russian River watershed, the first Habitat Focus Area selected as part of NOAA’s new agency-wide Habitat Blueprint initiative. Habitat Focus Areas are places where NOAA is pooling resources and expertise to maximize conservation of important habitat. This project will improve streamflow for endangered coho and threatened chinook salmon and steelhead trout in Northern California wine country. NOAA will take a similar approach in other watersheds in coastal California through the Water and Wine Stewardship program.

Project Partners:
California State Coastal Conservancy
Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration
Dean Witter Foundation
G. Mazzera Company
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
Martorana Family Winery
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Natural Resource Conservation Service
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center???s WATER Institute
Quivira Vineyards and Winery
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sonoma County Water Agency
Sotoyome Resource Conservation District
Storesund Consulting
Trout Unlimited
U.C. Cooperative Extension/California Sea Grant
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Weed Farms
Wildlife Conservation Society
Wine Creek Ranch
And many other landowners adjacent to Grape and Wine creeks

Water and Wine: Partners in Wine Country Stewardship:
Grape Creek Partnership Video:

2013 Waters to Watch