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January 11 Brown Bag Seminar - Adaptive Management in Action: The South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

 

Park Tower Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Dr. Laura Valoppi, U.S. Geological Survey

 

The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, one of the largest wetlands restoration programs in the West, is unique for its size (over 15,000 acres) and its proximity to an urban area of over 3 million people. Its intent is to restore and enhance wetlands in the South San Francisco Bay while providing for flood management as well as wildlife-oriented public access and recreation. The lessons learned will provide working examples for an adaptive management framework in other large habitat restoration projects such as those currently planned and in-progress in the Delta and Suisun Marsh.

 

The Plan will allow for scientific information, gained from earlier phases and applied studies, to be incorporated as management objectives and designs of future actions are revised and implemented. In her presentation, Dr. Laura Valoppi will summarize the results of some key studies and how managers revised management actions and restoration designs in response to scientific research.

 

To view the informational flyer, please click here.

 

Click below to view the video from the seminar.

 

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)