About the Program
The Coastal Watershed Planning and Assessment Program (CWPAP) is a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) program conducting fishery-based watershed assessments along the length of the California coast. Assessment basins are chosen as study areas based upon the nature of the socio-economic and natural resource problems within them. The CDFW Coho Recovery Plan and Steelhead Recovery Plan are useful in selecting basins as well. CWPAP has developed assessment methods, protocols and report outlines.