Carpinteria Creek is 15 square miles of high quality watershed that contributes runoff to a creek system which possesses the highest total habitat value and best restoration potential for endangered steelhead among all South Coast streams. In 2001, Carpinteria Creek Watershed Coalition was organized and began setting goals for the restoration of Carpinteria Creek. A major objective for restoration was the development of a watershed plan.
The Carpinteria Creek Watershed Plan was completed in 2005 by the CRCD and the Carpinteria Creek Watershed Coalition for the California Department of Fish and Game. The plan was made possible through a grant from the Department of Fish and Game, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the California Coastal Salmonid Recovery Program.
Download the Carpinteria Creek Watershed Plan.