Monitoring and Planning

The Council monitors watershed trends and the outcomes of restoration projects to provide important information used in project planning, design, and implementation. The Mattole Technical Advisory Committee, composed of over 20 agency representatives and local restorationists, review project results and data. The Council works to develop, maintain, and communicate specific plans for priority restoration work throughout the basin.

Our monitoring program is also in its second year of collecting data from tributaries in the lower Mattole to understand the effect of sediment reduction work on in-stream turbidity, or the amount of sediment suspended in the water.  To volunteer to assist with this project, please contact Nathan at the Petrolia office.

Taking flow measurements for turbidity monitoring at Cook Gulch