Central Coast Watershed Studies

Department of Applied Environmental Science

The mission of the Central Coast Watershed Studies (CCoWS) is to conduct watershed and ecosystem research and education that supports sustainable ecosystem management both in California's Central Coast region, and in the world in general.

Our work includes storm water quality monitoring in agricultural, natural, and urban settings, water quality, aquatic ecology, wildlife ecology, watershed assessment, land use assessment, land cover assessment, snowpack modeling, and ecosystem visualization.