Watershed project planning

Navigating the Permitting Process

A simple, one page guide for landowners on navigating the permitting process.



 Guide to Watershed Project Permitting for the State of California

The permitting process can be complicated and hard to understand. This manual was created by the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts to assist you in getting started by providing basic information and directing you to sources where you can find more information. The Guide to Watershed Project Permitting is broken down into sections for easy reference and the entire manual is simplified in the matrix under the section titled “Analyze Your Project”. The manual is not intended to be a comprehensive guide on the how-tos of permitting.


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