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Opportunities for Applying New Science to Restoring Wetlands and Storing Carbon in the SF Estuary

Friday, April 4, 2014

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Cal EPA Building

Byron Sher Conference Room

1001 ‘I’ Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Judith Z. Drexler – Wetland Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Tidal freshwater marshes and winding channels represented approximately 540 square miles in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta before being drained and converted to agricultural use. These marshes, with their deep peat soils, stored large quantities of carbon providing an important ecosystem service. This presentation will share results of research about wetland formation, carbon storage, and lessons learned to inform anticipated wetland restoration efforts in the Delta and Suisun Marsh.

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Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)