Implementation of Riparian Corridor Rules Begins

May 27, 2015

"Blue line streams" such as those shown on this USGS map, have new environmental protections enacted by Sonoma County
Credit Sonoma County Department of Agriculture

  Sonoma County’s Riparian Corridor ordinance is the culmination of an effort that began 25 years earlier. But a late addition to the new rules is causing some grumbling among growers.

This image shows the streambank setbacks to be protected under the county's new Riparian Corridor Ordinance.
Credit Sonoma County Department of Agriculture