Acronym Soup

AC: Advisory Committee

ACOE: United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) www.usace.army.mil

ACP: Agricultural Conservation Program

AG-Census: California Agriculture Census http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/cgi-bin/ag-state?California

ARS: Agricultural Research Service www.ars.usda.gov

ASCS: Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service

ARMC: Sonoma Marin Animal Resource Management Committee

BAASD: Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Development http://bayareaalliance.org

BASMAA: Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association www.basmaa.org

BCDC: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission www.bcdc.ca.gov/

BMPs: Best Management Practices

California Agriculture Census: http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/cgi-bin/ag-state?California

CALFED: CALFED Bay-Delta Program http://calfed.ca.gov

CALFlora: California plants for conservation, research, and education www.calflora.org

CALTrout: California Trout, Inc www.caltrout.org

CalSIP: California Land Science Information Project www.ceres.ca.gov/calsip/index.html

CalWEED: California Noxious Weed Control Projects Inventory http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/weeds/

CBARCD: Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts

CCC: California Coastal Conservancy www.coastalconservancy.ca.gov

COOC: California Olive Oil Council: www.cooc.com

CDEC: California Data Exchange Center - California Department of Water Resources: http://cdec.water.ca.gov

CDF: California Department of Forestry: www.cdf.ca.gov

CDFG: California Department of Fish and Game: www.dfg.ca.gov

CEQA:California Environmental Quality Act: www.ceres.ca.gov/ceqa

CERES: California Environmental Resources Evaluation System: http://ceres.ca.gov/geo_area/counties/Sonoma

CERPI: California Ecological Restoration Projects Inventory: http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/cerpi

CIWMB: California Integrated Waste Management Board: www.ciwmb.ca.gov

COGS: Councils of Government, California Resources Agency: www.ceres.ca.gov/planning/org_cogs.html

COMTF: California Oak Mortality Task Force: www.suddenoakdeath.org

CRA: California Resources Agency: http://resources.ca.gov

CRMPs: Coordinated Resource Management Plans: www.cacrmp.org

CWPI: California Watershed Project Inventory

DFG: California Department of Fish and Game

DOC: California State Department of Conservation: www.consrv.ca.gov

DWR: Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board

EIR: Environmental Impact Report (CEQA)

EIS: Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA)

EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency

EPA-WATERS: Environmental Protection Agency's Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental Results: www.epa.gov/waters

EQIP: Environmental Quality Incentives Program

F&G: US Department of Fish and Game

F&G - WHDA: US Department of Fish and Game - Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch

FFA: Future Farmers of America

FRAP: Fire and Resource Assessment Program: http://frap.cdf.ca.gov

FSA: Farm Services Agency (USDA): www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/default.asp

FWS: Fish and Wildlife Service - United States Department of the Interior

GIS: Geographic Information Systems: www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/wpsgis.html

ICE: Information Center for the Environment: http://ice.ucdavis.edu

IHRMP: Univ. of Calif. Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program: http://danr.ucop.edu/ihrmp

IPM: Integrated Pest Management

LAFCO: Local Agency Formation Commission of Sonoma County: www.ceres.ca.gov/planning/org_lafco.phtml

LAO: Legislative Analyst's Office - The LAO provides nonpartisan fiscal and policy analysis to the California Legislature: www.lao.ca.gov/local_govt/dbs/ab1396/sd

LUPIN: California Land Use Planning Information Network: www.ceres.ca.gov/planning

MRCD: Marin Resource Conservation District: www.sonomamarinrcds.org/district-mc

MCSTOPPP: Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program: www.mcstoppp.org

NACD: The National Association of Conservation Districts: www.nacdnet.org/resources/cdsonweb.html

NASDA: National Association of State Departments of Agriculture: www.nasda.org/nasda/nasda/index1.htm

NASS: National Agricultural Statistics Service for U.S. Agriculture Statistical Information and Graphics: www.usda.gov/nass

NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act: http://ceres.ca.gov/env_law/federal/nepa.html

NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service: www.nmfs.gov

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration: www.noaa.gov/

NPS: Non-point Source Pollution www.epa.gov/owow/nps

NPS: National Park Service: www.nps.gov

NRCS: National Resources Conservation Service (USDA): www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov

NRPI: Natural Resource Project Inventory: http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/nrpi

OHWM: Ordinary High Water Mark

OPR: Office of Planning and Research (California State Clearinghouse)

PCI: Prunuske Chatham, Inc.: www.pcz.com/

PWF: Petaluma Watershed Foundation

RCD: Resource Conservation District

RDM: Residual Dry Matter, expressed in pounds per acre, left in a field after being grazed.

RWQCB: Regional Water Quality Control Board: www.swrcb.ca.gov

REGIS: Research in Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley: www.regis.berkeley.edu/

SCAC:Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner: www.sonoma-county.org/agcomm

SCC: California State Coastal Conservancy: www.coastalconservancy.ca.gov

SCPRMD: Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department: www.sonoma-county.org/prmd

SCS: USDA - Soil Conservation Service (renamed to NRCS): www.nrcs.usda.gov

SCWA: Sonoma County Water Agency: www.scwa.ca.gov

SEC: Sonoma Ecology Center http://s4.vom.com/~sonomaecologycenter.org

SFBJV: The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture: www.sfbayjv.org

SFBCDC: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission: www.bcdc.ca.gov

SFEI: San Fransisco Estuary Institute: www.sfei.org

SFSCC State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee (California Forest Stewardship Program): http://ceres.ca.gov/foreststeward

SMRC: Stormwater Manager's Resource Center, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc: www.stormwatercenter.net

SNEP:Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project at the Information Center for the Environment - UC Davis: http://ceres.ca.gov/snep

SOD: Sudden Oak Death - Monitoring in California: http://camfer.cnr.berkeley.edu/oaks

SOI: Sphere of Influence

SRCD: Sotoyome Resource Conservation District: www.sonomamarinrcds.org/district-ssr

SSCRCD: Southern Sonoma County Resource Conservation District

SWRCB: State Water Resources Control Board: www.swrcb.ca.gov

TESS: Threatened and Endangered Species System - US Fish and Wildlife Service: http://ecos.fws.gov/webpage

TMDL: Total Maximum Daily Load

UFEI: Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute: www.ufei.calpoly.edu

UC: University of California

UCCE: University of California Cooperative Extension Service: http://universityextension.ucdavis.edu/agriculture

UC-Ext.: University of California Cooperative Extension Service: http://universityextension.ucdavis.edu/agriculture

UGB: Urban Growth Boundary

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture: www.usda.gov

USGS: United States Geological Survey

USLE: Universal Soil Loss Equation

VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds

WHDAB: Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch: www.dfg.ca.gov/whdab

WISP: Watershed Information Sharing Project: www.carcd.org/wisp/wispframeset.htm

WOW: Wild on Watersheds - CARCD: www.carcd.org/wow/wowstuff.htm

WITS: Watershed Information Technical System - California Resources Agency: http://ceres.ca.gov/watershed

WPI: Watershed Projects Inventory: http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/wpi

WQSID: CalTrans Water Quality Standards Inventory Database: http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/wqsid/countylist.asp



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