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California Wetland Monitoring Workgroup (CWMW)

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Welcome Prop 1 Applicants!
For guidance on the WRAMP framework for monitoring and assessment, visit our WRAMP webpage...

The California Wetland Monitoring Workgroup's mission is to improve the monitoring and assessment of wetland and riparian resources by developing a comprehensive stream, wetland, and riparian area monitoring plan for California and through increasing coordination and cooperation among local, state, and federal agencies, tribes, and non-governmental organizations. The workgroup reviews technical and policy aspects of wetland monitoring tool development, implementation and use of data to improve wetland management in California.


CWMW Studies,
Reports, and
CWMW Membership
and Contact Info
CWMW Meetings
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What is WRAMP?

The Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring Plan (WRAMP) is a plan for comprehensive monitoring and assessment of aquatic resources using a watershed or landscape context. WRAMP, like U.S.EPA's three-tier monitoring and assessment framework, includes three levels of assessment and analysis, and provides the framework for making these three levels of assessment work together in the analysis of the overall condition and viability of aquatic resources within a watershed. Although WRAMP has been applied to support a watershed approach to wetland and stream protection in California, the framework can be adjusted to generally support ecosystem and habitat planning, assessment, monitoring, and reporting.

The WRAMP toolset continues to grow with ongoing guidance from the user community. It’s unlikely that anyone will use all three levels all the time.  Project planners should apply the parts that fit best for the project, using the guidance provided by CWMW.

A thorough explanation of the WRAMP's framework can be found on our WRAMP web page.

CWMW Studies, Reports, and Presentations


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency logo State Water Resources Control Board logo California Department of Fish & Wildlife logo
San Francisco Estuary Institute logo Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy logo California State Parks logo
California Coastal Commission logo California Department of Water Resources logo
California Department of Transportation logo California Natural Resources Agency logo
Natural Resources Conservation Service logo National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo U.S. Army Corp of Engineers logo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service logo Moss Landing Marine Laboratories logo Southern California Coastal Water Research Project logo


Participating State Agencies

Participating Federal Agencies

Other Agencies and Entities

CWMW Meetings and Minutes

Years:  2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008







Note: Beginning in 2011, CWMW meetings became quarterly.




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