Special issue of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science focuses on the Central Valley Joint Venture

The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science journal is now available online.  This special issue focuses on the Central Valley Joint Venture.

Despite massive losses of habitat, the Central Valley’s wetlands, riparian forests, and grassland–oak savannah woodlands still provide some of the most important bird habitat in North America. Nearly three million ducks, two million geese, and 350,000 shorebirds continue to overwinter in this region (Shuford et al. 1998; Olson 2014), making the Central Valley an internationally important area for migratory waterbirds in the Pacific Flyway. Prioritization of conservation actions in the Central Valley for these waterbirds and landbirds is a critical step toward increasing their populations.

Papers in this special issue address the challenges of setting conservation objectives for birds in California’s Central Valley. These papers use the best available science and local data to set objectives in a manner that is transparent, well-documented, and repeatable.

EDITORIAL:

The Science of Setting Conservation Objectives for Birds in California’s Central Valley: An Introduction  
Authors: Thomas Gardali, Jaymee T. Marty, and Gregory S. Yarris
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RESEARCH ARTICLES:

A Bioenergetics Approach to Setting Conservation Objectives for Non-Breeding Shorebirds in California’s Central Valley  
Authors: Kristen E. Dybala, Matthew E. Reiter, Catherine M. Hickey, W. David Shuford, Khara M. Strum, and Gregory S. Yarris
DOI // URL
Population and Habitat Objectives for Breeding Shorebirds in California’s Central Valley  
Authors: Khara M. Strum, Kristen E. Dybala, Monica N. Iglecia, and W. David Shuford
DOI // URL
Conservation Objectives for Wintering and Breeding Waterbirds in California’s Central Valley  
Authors: W. David Shuford and Kristen E. Dybala
DOI // URL
Population and Habitat Objectives for Avian Conservation in California’s Central Valley Riparian Ecosystems  
Authors: Kristen E. Dybala, Neil Clipperton, Thomas Gardali, Gregory H. Golet, Rodd Kelsey, Stefan Lorenzato, Ron Melcer, Jr., Nathaniel E. Seavy, Joseph G. Silveira, and Gregory S. Yarris
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Population and Habitat Objectives for Avian Conservation in California’s Central Valley Grassland–Oak Savannah Ecosystems  
Authors: Ryan T. DiGaudio, Kristen E. Dybala, Nathaniel E. Seavy, and Thomas Gardali

DOI // URL

Bird Species at Risk in California’s Central Valley: A Framework for Setting Conservation Objectives  
Authors: W. David Shuford and Meghan Hertel
DOI // URL

A General Framework for Setting Quantitative Population Objectives for Wildlife Conservation

Authors: Kristen E. Dybala, Neil Clipperton, Thomas Gardali, Gregory H. Golet, Rodd Kelsey, Stefan Lorenzato, Ronald Melcer, Jr., Nathaniel Seavy, Joseph G. Silveira, and Gregory S. Yarris
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View the special issue by clicking here.

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