For more than two decades, the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project (MDERP) has worked to advance Matilija Dam removal through a diverse public-private partnership involving local, state, and federal agencies, stakeholders, non-governmental organizations, private funders, and dedicated members of the community.

MDERP is overseen by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and managed by Ventura County Public Works Agency – Watershed Protection with support from a wide array of technical consultants, funding partners, resource agencies, private non-profit organizations and their consultants. See MDERP Organization for more information.

Ventura Public Works
County of Ventura

State Partners

California Natural Resources Agency
California Dept of Fish & Wildlife
Coastal Conservancy
California Dept. of Water Resources
California Water Boards

Federal Partners

NOAA Fisheries
Bureau of Reclamation
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Fish & Wildlife Service
National Park Service

Local Partners

Casitas Municipal Water District
Meiners Oaks Water District

NGO/Private Partners

Resources Legacy Fund
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Surfrider Foundation of Ventura County
Matilija Coalition
California Trout
Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
US Davis and Community and Citizen Science Logo
Stoecker Ecological
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation