CA NEMO Partnership Resource List


California Coastal Commission

Mission Resource Conservation District

State Water Resources Control Board

Local Government Commission

Department of Water Resources

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

UC and USC Sea Grant


For more information, contact the CA NEMO Partnership:

Cynthia Mallett
Mission RCD
990 E. Mission Road
P.O. Box 1777
Fallbrook, CA 92088-1777


(760) 728-0342

(760) 723-5316


The California NEMO Partnership is an educational program for land use decision makers that addresses the relationship of land use to natural resource protection.


Start at the Source: Design Guidance Manual for Stormwater Quality Protection (1999), and the companion handbook, Using Start at the Source to Comply with Development Standards (2003). By the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA). Download at

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) Handbooks (2003), by the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA). These four handbooks include a New Development and Redevelopment Handbook. Download at

Better Site Design: A Handbook for Changing Development Rules in Your Community (1998).
Consensus Agreement on Model Development Principles to Protect Our Streams, Lakes, & Wetlands (1991). Publications by the Center for Watershed Protection; order at

The Model Urban Runoff Program: A How-to Guide for Developing Urban Runoff Programs for Small Municipalities. Download from the California Coastal Commission website at

Clearing and Grading Strategies for Urban Watersheds (1995), by The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Order at

Wildlife Reserves and Corridors in the Urban Environment: A Guide to Ecological Landscape Planning and Resource Conservation (1989), by Lowell Adams and Louise Dove. Order from the Urban Wildlife Resources Bookstore at

Growing Greener: Putting Conservation into Local Codes (1997), by Randall Arendt. Download at Natural Lands Trust, Inc. Download at

Institutional Aspects of Urban Runoff Management: A Guide for Program Development and Implementation (1997), by Eric Livingston and Earl Shaver. Order from the Watershed Management Institute at

The Low Impact Development Center

Low-Impact Development Design Strategies: An Integrated Design Approach (EPA-841-B-00-003).
Low-Impact Development Hydrologic Analysis (EPA-841-B-00-002). By the Prince George's County, Maryland, Department of Environmental Resources. Both publications can be ordered free of charge through EPA’s National Service Center for Environmental Publications at

Residential Streets (2001), published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Order at

Street Design Guidelines for Healthy Neighborhoods, by the Local Government Commission’s Center for Livable Communities. Order at

The Congress for the New Urbanism.

Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Nonpoint Pollution in Coastal Waters (1993). National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Urban Areas (updated version). Publications by the U.S. EPA. Download at

Second Nature: Adapting LA’s Landscape for Sustainable Living (1999), by TreePeople. Order at





The California NEMO Partnership is a charter member of the National NEMO Network.