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September 8 Brown Bag Seminar: Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs) - A Tool to Support Adaptive Management

Monday, September 8, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cal EPA Building
Coastal Conference Room 2nd Floor
1001 ’I’ Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Kendra Moseley Urbanik - Regional Ecological Site Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs), a universally applicable management technology being developed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, depict the interaction among soils, vegetation, climate, and geomorphology at individual sites to provide a standardized framework to assess the effects of conservation and restoration actions across the landscape.

This seminar will describe the basic parameters characterized at an ecological site, describe how ESDs are developed, and provide examples of how ESDs can be used to inform all types of land management.

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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)