Cache Creek Resources Management Plan (CCRMP)

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In June of 1994, the Board of Supervisors adopted a framework of goals and objectives for the Cache Creek Resources Management Plan (CCRMP). The document adopted a comprehensive outlook that was reflected in overall goals, which were based on the key assumption that "the Creek must be viewed as a total system, as opposed to a singular focus on the issue of mining." As a result, the conceptual plan offered a far broader scope than previous efforts.

Cache Creek treetops

The CCRMP is a creek restoration plan that eliminated in-channel commercial mining and established a policy and regulatory framework for seven important elements: covering agriculture, aggregate resources, riparian and wildlife resources, water resources, floodway and channel stability, open space and recreation, and the cultural landscape. Specific goals and objectives were adopted for each of the elements, with suggested policies for their implementation.

The CCRMP also established the Cache Creek Improvement Program (CCIP) for implementing on-going projects to improve, stabilize, and maintain the creek. Furthermore, the In-Channel Ordinance implements the provisions of the Cache Creek Area Plan (CCAP) as related to allowed in-channel activities.

The CCRMP, CCIP, and In-Channel Ordinance were updated in December 2019, as a part of a programmatic 10-year update. More about the update process can be found here


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