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    Tag Archive: habitat restoration

    Oct 08 2014

    In the Bay Area, Alameda Creek work trickles on

    From Ariel Rubissow-Okamoto at Estuary News: Throughout Alameda Creek’s 640-square-mile watershed dozens
 of wet spots have been drained, dams built, creeks buried, and channels reshaped. “The watershed is huge and complex, and all these changes, compounded over time, have left us with a long and arduous path to getting it to function more naturally again. …

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    Sep 25 2014

    Estuary News: Defter Delta Restoration

    From Estuary News: “An issue paper endorsed by the Delta Stewardship Council this August seeks to spark progress throughout the myriad stages of habitat restoration. As public and private interests gear up to help endangered fish and migrating birds by restoring habitats in six priority zones of the Delta and Suisun Marsh, this paper lays …

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    Sep 05 2014

    Delta Stewardship Council endorses habitat restoration issue paper; an update on the Delta Levee Investment Strategy

    At the August meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, council members spent the morning touring the Antioch Dunes and Dutch Slough restoration projects in the western Delta. After lunch, they reconvened at the Big Break Visitors Center in Oakley to discuss endorsement of a new habitat restoration issue paper and hear an update on where …

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    Aug 04 2014

    News Worth Noting: CSPA reviews Delta habitat restoration projects, Delta Conservancy & Stewardship Council newsletters, Golden Gate Salmon Ass’n on 21st Century Water Legislation, MCWD votes to sue over geothermal project

    An Overview of Habitat Restoration Successes and Failures in the Sacramento-San  Joaquin Delta: The California Sporfishing Protection Alliance has released a 48-page report on habitat restoration projects completed or underway in the Delta, reviewing projects individually on each island:  ” … Despite numerous restoration projects, there have been few documented successes in the Delta.  Many …

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    Jun 19 2014

    Fish Restoration Program Update: Additional willing sellers sought, Prospect Island EIR, Miner Slough levee repair, Miner Slough shipwreck survey

    From Dan Riordan at the the California Department of Water Resources (DWR): Fish Restoration Program (FRP) updates from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW).  In this update from the Fish Restoration Program, additional willing property sellers sought; and update on the Prospect Island EIR and …

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    Apr 23 2014

    Success in the Delta through collaboration and coordination: The California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the Yolo Bypass Foundation, and the Cosumnes River Preserve

    The theme of successful collaborations in the Delta continued with the last agenda item of the March meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council. “This is the third presentation you’re going to hear that is built around the theme of how do you successfully do collaboration;  whether it is legislatively mandated, court ordered, it is built …

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    Apr 22 2014

    Getting things done in the Delta: The Coalition to Support Delta Projects updates the Delta Stewardship Council on their progress

    The Coalition to Support Delta Projects is a diverse group of prominent water stakeholders that came together early in 2012 to explore near-term Delta projects that were widely supported and that would not prejudice the outcome of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan or the Delta Plan.  In August of 2012, the Coalition Delta Stewardship Council …

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    Apr 11 2014

    Fish Restoration Program update: Minor Slough levee repair, Prospect Island update, and annual report available

    From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW), this update from the Fish Restoration Program: Miner Slough Levee Repair DWR is proposing to repair the west bank of the Miner Slough levee near the eastern edge of Prospect Island in Solano County. Repair work is expected …

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    Dec 06 2013

    Fish Restoration Project Update: Prospect Island, Cache Slough, FRPA restoration goals, groundwater monitoring and outreach

    FRPA-Other_rest projects 13-05-09

    Prospect Island DEIR Process and Schedule FRPA and its consultants are currently in the process of developing the Prospect Island Draft Environmental Report (DEIR) that will cover the range of alternatives for the project and stakeholder input received during the Spring 2013 scoping period. It is anticipated that the DEIR will be available for public …

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    Sep 26 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta discusses CSAMP, habitat restoration and emergency response in the Delta

    On September 24, 2013, Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta was updated on the status of the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Program (CSAMP) as well as the progress on several near-term Delta habitat restoration and emergency response preparedness projects. COLLABORATIVE SCIENCE AND ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Brenda Burman, Special Projects Manager for Bay-Delta …

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    Aug 22 2013

    Fish Restoration Program Agreement update: Propsect Island, groundwater monitoring and more

    From the Department of Water Resources, this update on the latest activities of the Fish Restoration Program Agreement (FRPA): Prospect Island Tidal Habitat Restoration Project – Environmental Review Process DWR and CDFW recently held a public comment period on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Prospect Island Tidal …

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    Jul 31 2013

    Maven’s Minutes: Delta Stewardship Council meeting, part 2: An update on Delta restoration projects, and scientists discuss the challenges of restoration

    With large restoration acreage targets and potentially billions of dollars to be spent by multiple agencies on restoration in the Delta, these multiple efforts must be effective and coordinated if the coequal goal of restoring the Delta’s ecosystem is to be achieved.  The Delta Stewardship Council focused on habitat restoration at their July 25th meeting …

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