This report broadly examines how adaptive management is perceived and used in the Delta and considers how it could be applied more efficiently and effectively. The report identifies impediments to applying adaptive management in the Delta and offers recommendations that may provide a path to making adaptive management an integral part of management of the Delta and its resources.
This report partially fulfills the mandate of the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) in the Delta Reform Act of 2009 to “provide oversight of the scientific research, monitoring, and assessment programs that support adaptive management of the Delta through periodic reviews of each of those programs…." ” (§ 85280 (a)(3)).
The Delta ISB has chosen to interpret “programs” to be thematic areas rather than individual science programs of the many different agencies working the Delta.
The Delta ISB is soliciting public comments on this draft report.
Submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 23, 2015.