California EcoRestore: Making restoration happen

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Administration officials chart the progress of restoration and highlight the successes in the first year of implementation of the Eco Restore Program California EcoRestore is the Brown Administration’s initiative to help coordinate and advance at least 30,000 acres of critical habitat restoration in the Delta by 2020.  Announced in April of 2015, the program has been in operation just slightly […]

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Adaptive Management in Action: The South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

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The largest wetlands restoration project on the West Coast, the project provides a working example for an adaptive management framework applicable to other large habitat restoration projects San Francisco Bay, much like the Delta, has lost an estimated 85 percent of its historic wetlands to development and other human uses.  The dramatic decline in tidal marsh habitats has caused populations […]

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Adaptive approaches to wetland restoration in Southern California

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Delta Independent Science Board member Dr. Joy Zedler shares her insights on the ups and downs of coastal wetland restoration and its implications for restoration in the Delta Habitat restoration is a complex process, full of uncertainties and difficult to get right.  In this brown bag seminar, Delta Independent Science Board member Dr. Joy Zedler shares her research and insights […]

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Improving adaptive management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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Report looks at how adaptive management is perceived and used in the Delta, and how it might be applied more efficiently and effectively The Delta Independent Science Board was created by the 2009 Delta Reform Act and charged with providing oversight of the scientific programs that support adaptive management of the Delta through period reviews, and providing a report to […]

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Fish Restoration Program Update: Decker Island, Prospect Island, Cache Slough Complex and Suisun Marsh

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From the Department of Water Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife: In this update: Decker Island Property Acquisition South Prospect Island Property Acquisition Potential for Restoration in Suisun Marsh Cache Slough Complex Conservation Assessment Prospect Island Draft Environmental Impact Report Prospect Island Tidal Habitat Restoration Project Website Decker Island Property Acquisition DWR acquired the eastern parcel of Decker […]

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Landscape-scale planning for ecological resilience in the Bay and Delta

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Senior Scientist Robin Grossinger discusses the latest research working to develop tools and to understand how to build landscapes resilient to climate change and able to support native species into the future The state of California has set ambitious restoration goals for restoration of the Delta’s ecosystem as embodied in the Delta Plan and other processes.  Even with restoration planned […]

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Tidal marshes: Adapting to sea level rise, carbon sequestration

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Dr. Jim Morris on the mechanisms of how tidal marshes keep pace with sea level rise, and Dr. John Callaway with research on carbon sequestration in the San Francisco Bay’s tidal wetlands Back in the late 1800s as the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was being reclaimed for agriculture, a somewhat parallel process was happening to the shoreline of the San Francisco […]

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Fish Restoration Program update: Prospect Island, Decker Island, and more Delta restoration news

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From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW): Prospect Island EIR Progress FRP staff and consultants continue to develop the Prospect Island Tidal Habitat Restoration Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR), in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIR analyzes project alternatives and stakeholder input as part of the […]

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Delta challenges workshop, part 4: Fish, birds, and habitat

Northern Pintails and Green-winged Teal ducks at Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt, CA. (December 19th, 2014)

Panel of experts looks at historical ecology and critical ecological functions of the Delta, the complexities of fish management, and terrestrial species and habitat Earlier this year,  the Delta Science Program tasked the four former Delta lead scientists with developing a brief report for policy makers and the general public that explains the challenges, complexities, and controversies operating in the […]

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Droughts, climate change, and dams: Reconciling a future for California’s native fishes

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Dr. Peter Moyle lays out a statewide aquatic conservation strategy for saving California’s native fishes in the face of climate change Dr. Peter Moyle is a professor of fish biology at UC Davis who has been working with freshwater fishes of California since 1969, and is affiliated with the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the Department of Wildlife, […]

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