Sonoma Resource Conservation District

Acronym Soup

AC: Advisory Committee
ACOE:United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) www.usace.army.mil
ACP: Agricultural Conservation Program
AG-Census:California Agriculture Census http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/cgi-bin/ag-state?California
ARS: Agricultural Research Service www.ars.usda.gov
ASCS: Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
ARMC: Sonoma Marin Animal Resource Management Committee
BAASD: Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Development http://bayareaalliance.org
BASMAA:Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association www.basmaa.org
BCDC:San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission www.bcdc.ca.gov/
BMPs: Best Management Practices
CACCalifornia Agriculture Census: http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/cgi-bin/ag-state?California
CALFED: CALFED Bay-Delta Program http://calfed.ca.gov
CALFlora: California plants for conservation, research, and education www.calflora.org
CALTrout: California Trout, Inc www.caltrout.org
CalSIP: California Land Science Information Project www.ceres.ca.gov/calsip/index.html
CalWEED: California Noxious Weed Control Projects Inventory http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/weeds/
CBARCD: Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts
CCC: California Coastal Conservancy www.coastalconservancy.ca.gov
COOC: California Olive Oil Council: www.cooc.com
CDEC: California Data Exchange Center - California Department of Water Resources: http://cdec.water.ca.gov
CDF:California Department of Forestry: www.cdf.ca.gov
CDFG: California Department of Fish and Game: www.dfg.ca.gov
CEQA:California Environmental Quality Act: www.ceres.ca.gov/ceqa
CERES: California Environmental Resources Evaluation System: http://ceres.ca.gov/geo_area/counties/Sonoma
CERPI: California Ecological Restoration Projects Inventory: http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/cerpi
CIWMB:California Integrated Waste Management Board: www.ciwmb.ca.gov
COGS: Councils of Government, California Resources Agency: www.ceres.ca.gov/planning/org_cogs.html
COMTF: California Oak Mortality Task Force: www.suddenoakdeath.org
CRA: California Resources Agency: http://resources.ca.gov
CRMPs: Coordinated Resource Management Plans: www.cacrmp.org
CWPI: California Watershed Project Inventory
DFG: California Department of Fish and Game
DOC: California State Department of Conservation: www.consrv.ca.gov
DWR: Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board
EIR: Environmental Impact Report (CEQA)
EIS: Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA)
EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency
EPA-WATERS: Environmental Protection Agency's Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental Results: www.epa.gov/waters
EQIP: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
F&G: US Department of Fish and Game
F&G - WHDA: US Department of Fish and Game - Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch
FFA: Future Farmers of America
FRAP: Fire and Resource Assessment Program: http://frap.cdf.ca.gov
FSA: Farm Services Agency (USDA): www.fsa.usda.gov
FWS: Fish and Wildlife Service - United States Department of the Interior
GIS: Geographic Information Systems: www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/wpsgis.html
ICE: Information Center for the Environment: http://ice.ucdavis.edu
IHRMP: Univ. of Calif. Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program: http://danr.ucop.edu/ihrmp
IPM: Integrated Pest Management
LAFCO:Local Agency Formation Commission of Sonoma County: www.ceres.ca.gov/planning/org_lafco.phtml
LAO:Legislative Analyst's Office - The LAO provides nonpartisan fiscal and policy analysis to the California Legislature: www.lao.ca.gov/local_govt/dbs/ab1396/sd
LUPIN: California Land Use Planning Information Network: www.ceres.ca.gov/planning
MRCD: Marin Resource Conservation District: www.sonomamarinrcds.org/district-mc
MCSTOPPP: Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program: www.mcstoppp.org
NACD:The National Association of Conservation Districts: www.nacdnet.org/resources/cdsonweb.html
NASDA:National Association of State Departments of Agriculture: www.nasda.org/nasda/nasda/index1.htm
NASS:National Agricultural Statistics Service for U.S. Agriculture Statistical Information and Graphics: www.usda.gov/nass
NEPA:National Environmental Policy Act: http://ceres.ca.gov/env_law/federal/nepa.html
NMFS:National Marine Fisheries Service: www.nmfs.gov
NOAA:National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration: www.noaa.gov/
NPS: Non-point Source Pollution www.epa.gov/owow/nps
NPS:National Park Service: www.nps.gov
NRCS:National Resources Conservation Service (USDA): www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov
NRPI: Natural Resource Project Inventory: http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/nrpi
OHWM: Ordinary High Water Mark
OPR: Office of Planning and Research (California State Clearinghouse)
PCI: Prunuske Chatham, Inc.: www.pcz.com/
PWF: Petaluma Watershed Foundation
RCD: Resource Conservation District
RDM: Residual Dry Matter, expressed in pounds per acre, left in a field after being grazed.
RWQCB: Regional Water Quality Control Board: www.swrcb.ca.gov
REGIS: Research in Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley: www.regis.berkeley.edu/
SCAC:Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner: www.sonoma-county.org/agcomm
SCC: California State Coastal Conservancy: www.coastalconservancy.ca.gov
SCPRMD: Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department: www.sonoma-county.org/prmd
SCS: USDA - Soil Conservation Service (renamed to NRCS): www.nrcs.usda.gov
SCWA: Sonoma County Water Agency: www.scwa.ca.gov
SEC:Sonoma Ecology Center http://s4.vom.com/~sonomaecologycenter.org
SFBJV:The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture: www.sfbayjv.org
SFBCDC: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission: www.bcdc.ca.gov
SFEI: San Fransisco Estuary Institute: www.sfei.org
SFSCCState Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee (California Forest Stewardship Program): http://ceres.ca.gov/foreststeward
SMRC:Stormwater Manager's Resource Center, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc: www.stormwatercenter.net
SNEP:Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project at the Information Center for the Environment - UC Davis: http://ceres.ca.gov/snep
SOD:Sudden Oak Death - Monitoring in California: http://camfer.cnr.berkeley.edu/oaks
SOI: Sphere of Influence
SWRCB:State Water Resources Control Board: www.swrcb.ca.gov
TESS: Threatened and Endangered Species System - US Fish and Wildlife Service: http://ecos.fws.gov/webpage
TMDL: Total Maximum Daily Load
UFEI: Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute: www.ufei.calpoly.edu
UC: University of California
UCCE:University of California Cooperative Extension Service: http://universityextension.ucdavis.edu/agriculture
UC-Ext.: University of California Cooperative Extension Service: http://universityextension.ucdavis.edu/agriculture
UGB: Urban Growth Boundary
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture: www.usda.gov
USGS: United States Geological Survey
USLE: Universal Soil Loss Equation
VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds
WHDAB: Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch: www.dfg.ca.gov/whdab
WISP: Watershed Information Sharing Project: www.carcd.org/wisp/wispframeset.htm
WOW:Wild on Watersheds - CARCD: www.carcd.org/wow/wowstuff.htm
WITS:Watershed Information Technical System - California Resources Agency: http://ceres.ca.gov/watershed
WPI: Watershed Projects Inventory: http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/wpi
WQSID:CalTrans Water Quality Standards Inventory Database: http://endeavor.des.ucdavis.edu/wqsid/countylist.asp