REPORT: The Science of Non-native Species in a Dynamic Delta

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB), which provides scientific oversight of programs that support adaptive management, has finished its review on the science of non-native species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta).

The review highlights the importance of anticipation – getting ahead of non-native species invasions for prevention and mitigation – as non-native species threaten Delta ecosystem services and the ability to protect, restore, enhance, and define the Delta ecosystem. The Delta ISB encourages a more ecosystem-level, forward-looking, integrated approach to non-native species science in the Delta with specific consideration of climate change. The review offers seven specific recommendations.

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