Connecting with the local community which includes homeowners, farmers and businesses is vitally important for the Baja Plan to succeed, and this Plan needs the community's input.
Is the planning process on the right track?
Does the plan contain the right mix of solutions?
What are the barriers to implementing the plan?
What can be done to encourage locals to participate?
Providing feedback and encouraging local participation on these issues are critical.
Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District (RCD) and United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
These two agencies are working with the community to protect and conserve natural resources. Their role in the Baja Plan includes:
Work with the community to engage stakeholders
Hold community outreach meetings to listen and gather feedback
Meet with individuals to listen and collect information
Conduct relevant research on problems and options
Help with identifying solutions
Assist with plan development
Identify funding sources
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
This agency administers programs to develop and enhance water management throughout southern California They will be working with the Baja Plan to:
Conduct research and analysis
Help assess current situation
Assess feasibility and economic impacts of potential solutions
Prepare written Plan Elements
Mojave Water Agency
Tasked with stewardship of groundwater basins and water resources in the region, it is the Agency's goal to understand common resources, present knowledge to facilitate science-based decision making, and implement viable solutions. MWA will be assisting with:
Coordination of Plan development
Supplying available data, studies, reports
Providing staff support
Funding for plan development