Steering Committee

Several members of the L2 committee at a bar-built estuary in Southern California

California’s Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring program (WRAMP) promotes the use of rapid assessment (EPA Level 2) monitoring tools to assess the condition of wetlands and riparian areas throughout the State. Rapid Assessment Methods (RAMs) use cost‐effective, field‐based diagnostic tools to answer questions about general wetland condition. In 2010, the California Water Quality Monitoring Council (CWQMC) directed the California Wetland Monitoring Workgroup (CWMW) to create a Level 2 (Rapid Assessment) Committee to coordinate the review, development and implementation of rapid assessment tools for all state agencies. This committee functions under the CWMW Charter for the purposes of:

  • Assisting the CWMW reach its stated goals and acting on CWMW recommendations;
  • Supporting the broader goals of the California Water Quality Monitoring Council;
  • Supporting the State Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy (WRAPP);
  • Supporting additional efforts as identified or assigned by the CWMW.

Steering Committee Documents

Title Description Resource(s)
Steering Committee Roles & Responsibilities Roles & Responsibilities of the Level 2 Assessment Committee of the California Wetland Monitoring Workgroup

Steering Committee Members Show

First Name Last Name E-mail Affiliation
Cara Clark Central Coast Wetlands Group at Moss Landing Marine Labs
Ross Clark Central Coast Wetlands Group at Moss Landing Marine Labs
Josh Collins San Francisco Estuary Institute
Marie Denn National Park Service
Cristina Grosso San Francisco Estuary Institute
Cliff Harvey State Water Resources Control Board
Paul Jones U.S. EPA Region 9
Kevin Lunde San Francisco Bay Area Regional Water Quality Control Board
Michelle Mattson ICF International
Kevin O'Connor Central Coast Wetlands Group at Moss Landing Marine Labs
Rebecca Payne Caltrans
Sarah Pearce San Francisco Estuary Institute
Chad Roberts Roberts Environmental and Conservation Planning LLC
Melissa Scianni U.S. EPA Region 9
Glen Sibbald CDFG-Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory
Chris Solek Council for Watershed Health
Ayzik Solomesheh University of California at Davis
Eric Stein Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Martha Sutula Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Lindsay Teunis ICF INTERNATIONAL
Dave Weixelman U.S. Forest Service
Carol Witham Witham Consulting

Member Organizations