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July 28 Brown Bag Seminar: Delta Landscape Metrics: Creating a Spatial Framework to Inform Restoration Planning

Monday, July 28, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Park Tower Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Robin Grossinger - Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute

The Delta Landscapes project provides a landscape-scale perspective on restoration opportunities and recommendations founded on a sound understanding of the ecological functions that existed in the Delta prior to substantial human modification. This information is critical to planning for a future Delta that is reconciled to support as much native biodiversity as possible with minimal management effort.

This talk will explore the interpretation of historical Delta landscapes to define the physical environment and ecosystem functions through quantifiable metrics. This approach will help maximize the value of contemporary restoration and begin to reconcile the past with the future Delta Ecosystem.

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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)