Calendar notes: CA wetland carbon protocol project example workshop; Peter Moyle: Aquatic California: endemic fishes, endemic problems, endemic solutions; California’s Cascade Aquifers in Mt. Shasta; Secretary Laird to speak at SoCal Water Committee Luncheon
April 13: CA Wetland Carbon Protocol Project Example Workshop
The Delta Conservancy and partners are sponsoring a CA Wetland Carbon Protocol Project Example Workshop on April 13, 2016, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the Conservancy Office, 1450 Halyard Dr., Ste 6, West Sacramento. The objective of the workshop will be to take a hypothetical/existing Delta wetland project through the protocol process, from project identification through trading emission reduction ton credits on the voluntary market. It is expected that this effort will inform refinement of the draft protocol currently in review, and inform land owners who may be interested in project development. Draft agenda and materials can be found by clicking on the following links – Agenda, Attachment 1, Attachment 2, Attachment 3. Please RSVP by emailing to April Dearbaugh at email@example.com. We hope you will join us and encourage others who may be interested in attending.
April 14: Peter Moyle: Aquatic California: endemic fishes, endemic problems, endemic solutions
Peter Moyle, a distinguished professor emeritus of wildlife, fish and conservation biology at UC Davis, will be the guest speaker at Yolo Basin Foundation’s Flyway Nights on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. His talk is titled “Aquatic California: endemic fishes, endemic problems, endemic solutions.”
According to Moyle, who has studied California aquatic species, habitats, and ecosystems for the past 45 years, “California’s aquatic biota is facing a major crisis of survival. Of the extant native fishes, 93 of 124 have some official designation as endangered, threatened or special concern.
April 20: California Cascade Aquifers – Science and Policy (Mt. Shasta)
California’s Cascade region is home to volcanic aquifers around Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and Medicine Lake Volcano – unique groundwater resources not usually considered in water policy discussions.
These high-elevation source waters provide inflows to the Sacramento River and statewide water supply, but much is still unknown.
What does science tell us about the status of groundwater around Mount Shasta? What are research and monitoring priorities? How does the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act apply to volcanic aquifers?
California Trout invites the public to hear answers to these questions and more from an expert panel during an educational Water Talks presentation, “California Cascade Aquifers – Science and Policy.” The talk is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum. It is free and open to everyone. There will be time for questions after the presentations.
April 22: Secretary John Laird to speak at Southern California Water Committee Quarterly Luncheon
The Southern California Water Committee will host Secretary John Laird with California Natural Resources Agency as the keynote speaker at its quarterly luncheon to be held on April 22nd from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Central Basin Municipal Water District; 6252 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040.
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