Our quarterly magazine, WatershedWise, has been in circulation for over a decade. The magazine is designed to further facilitate better communication and understanding about the watershed approach to planning and management. Published four times a year in print and web format, the magazine informs over 2,500 readers about major issues and activities in the watershed and profiles the important agencies and community groups doing the work. It enables us to get our message to our stakeholders in a clear and timely fashion.

In recent years, articles in WatershedWise have been drawn from key stakeholders who participate in the Council for Watershed Health’s Symposia series. The symposia are held regularly throughout the year and provide a forum for discussion and greater understanding of issues related to the intersection of land use planning and watershed management. To visit the symposia site, click here.

Recent issues of WatershedWise have featured articles and discussions by expert contributors on the topics of electrical transmission corridors, best management practices for the urban LA environment, post-fire recovery efforts in the wake of the Griffith Park fire, and a follow-up issue on brush management and fuel modification after the Fall 2007 wildfires.
Fall 2015 |Vol. 16, No. 1
Preserving Biodiversity With Native Seed Resources
In this issue of WatershedWise, we highlight the efforts of the Native Seed Resources Coalition (NSRC). The goal of the NSRC is to nurture a reliable supply of locally native plants for local projects such as the Los Angeles River regeneration. Last summer, the NSRC calculated that ~3.2 million plants are needed along and within the river over next 20 years, assuming no plants die and projects are not overprinted.
Inside This Issue:
Advantages of Locally Sourced Native Plants for Public Landscapes

Southern California’s TOUGH Twelve “No Summer Water” Native Plants

Appropriate Propagule Lists

Native Plant Nursery Map for Southern California

Getting Good Seed

Mike Evans: Tree of Life

Victor Schaff: Confessions of a Long-Time Seed Collector

Native Designs