Russian River Regional Monitoring Program

Russian River

R3MP is a science-based planning effort convened by public agencies and watershed stakeholders to develop a coordinated regional monitoring program for the Russian River watershed.

About the R3MP (Fact Sheet)

The Russian River Regional Monitoring Program (R3MP) was established in 2019 to provide the scientific information necessary for successful long-term management of Russian River watershed health, in the context of climate change, land use change, and population growth. The R3MP is envisioned as an integral part of a scientific enterprise centered on the watershed.  The R3MP is governed by a Steering Committee (SC) composed of fifteen member agencies and organizations that manage activities in Mendocino and Sonoma counties affecting the health of people and wildlife. The R3MP Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was established in 2021 and tasked with addressing the technical aspects of the science and technology of the R3MP. The TAC includes experts from numerous disciplines, with representatives from agencies, municipalities, academic institutions, nonprofits, and the private sector. 

The R3MP is being developed in phases. During Phase 1 (completed in 2019) the SC was convened and the governance structure and guiding science questions were established. Aligned with the overarching goal of assessing watershed health, the R3MP SC identified three overarching guiding science questions: 

Phase 2 of program development includes establishing the science framework, conceptual models, and specific monitoring questions that will initially guide the implementation of the program's coordinated monitoring efforts. This phase includes drafting an initial coordinated monitoring plan, outlining guiding principles and data management processes for the program, and identifying criteria for selecting the R3MP's implementing entity.  

Phase III (not yet funded) will mark the implementation of coordinated monitoring efforts to assess the overall health of streams in the Russian River watershed. 

Anticipated functions and  benefits of the R3MP include, but are not limited to:


R3MP Event Calendar

This calendar features:

R3MP Documents

Governance Documents

Program Development Documents

Other Information