Acronym Soup

AC: Advisory Committee

ACOE: United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)

ACP: Agricultural Conservation Program

AG-Census: California Agriculture Census

ARS: Agricultural Research Service

ASCS: Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service

ARMC: Sonoma Marin Animal Resource Management Committee

BAASD: Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Development

BASMAA: Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association

BCDC: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

BMPs: Best Management Practices

California Agriculture Census:

CALFED: CALFED Bay-Delta Program

CALFlora: California plants for conservation, research, and education

CALTrout: California Trout, Inc

CalSIP: California Land Science Information Project

CalWEED: California Noxious Weed Control Projects Inventory

CBARCD: Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts

CCC: California Coastal Conservancy

COOC: California Olive Oil Council:

CDEC: California Data Exchange Center - California Department of Water Resources:

CDF: California Department of Forestry:

CDFG: California Department of Fish and Game:

CEQA:California Environmental Quality Act:

CERES: California Environmental Resources Evaluation System:

CERPI: California Ecological Restoration Projects Inventory:

CIWMB: California Integrated Waste Management Board:

COGS: Councils of Government, California Resources Agency:

COMTF: California Oak Mortality Task Force:

CRA: California Resources Agency:

CRMPs: Coordinated Resource Management Plans:

CWPI: California Watershed Project Inventory

DFG: California Department of Fish and Game

DOC: California State Department of Conservation:

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:

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:

FSA: Farm Services Agency (USDA):

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

GIS: Geographic Information Systems:

ICE: Information Center for the Environment:

IHRMP: Univ. of Calif. Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program:

IPM: Integrated Pest Management

LAFCO: Local Agency Formation Commission of Sonoma County:

LAO: Legislative Analyst's Office - The LAO provides nonpartisan fiscal and policy analysis to the California Legislature:

LUPIN: California Land Use Planning Information Network:

MRCD: Marin Resource Conservation District:

MCSTOPPP: Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program:

NACD: The National Association of Conservation Districts:

NASDA: National Association of State Departments of Agriculture:

NASS: National Agricultural Statistics Service for U.S. Agriculture Statistical Information and Graphics:

NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act:

NMFS: National Marine Fisheries Service:

NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration:

NPS: Non-point Source Pollution

NPS: National Park Service:

NRCS: National Resources Conservation Service (USDA):

NRPI: Natural Resource Project Inventory:

OHWM: Ordinary High Water Mark

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

PCI: Prunuske Chatham, Inc.:

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:

REGIS: Research in Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley:

SCAC:Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner:

SCC: California State Coastal Conservancy:

SCPRMD: Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department:

SCS: USDA - Soil Conservation Service (renamed to NRCS):

SCWA: Sonoma County Water Agency:

SEC: Sonoma Ecology Center

SFBJV: The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture:

SFBCDC: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission:

SFEI: San Fransisco Estuary Institute:

SFSCC State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee (California Forest Stewardship Program):

SMRC: Stormwater Manager's Resource Center, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc:

SNEP:Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project at the Information Center for the Environment - UC Davis:

SOD: Sudden Oak Death - Monitoring in California:

SOI: Sphere of Influence

SRCD: Sotoyome Resource Conservation District:

SSCRCD: Southern Sonoma County Resource Conservation District

SWRCB: State Water Resources Control Board:

TESS: Threatened and Endangered Species System - US Fish and Wildlife Service:

TMDL: Total Maximum Daily Load

UFEI: Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute:

UC: University of California

UCCE: University of California Cooperative Extension Service:

UC-Ext.: University of California Cooperative Extension Service:

UGB: Urban Growth Boundary

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture:

USGS: United States Geological Survey

USLE: Universal Soil Loss Equation

VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds

WHDAB: Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch:

WISP: Watershed Information Sharing Project:

WOW: Wild on Watersheds - CARCD:

WITS: Watershed Information Technical System - California Resources Agency:

WPI: Watershed Projects Inventory:

WQSID: CalTrans Water Quality Standards Inventory Database:

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