Welcome to the California Sustainability Indicators Portal

Providing information on California conditions

Web-based Indicators Overview

The web-based Sustainability Indicator Framework (SIF) provides a model for assessing sustainability using a science based approach and communicating these findings in a way that can be understood by agency managers, the public, and decision makers.

The framework provides a scientifically defensible approach for aggregating and assessing combinations of environmental, economic and social indicators. The geographical scope of the indicator framework varies, and is based upon the watershed area being evaluated. The framework can be used to evaluate a watershed’s or region’s environment, economics, and social conditions. The SIF acknowledges that humans and their activities are integral parts of watersheds and their ecosystems.