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February 17 Brown Bag Seminar - Alternative Monitoring Approaches for Large Bay-Delta Estuarine Wetland Restoration Projects: Adapting to Uncertainty and Novelty during Accelerated Climate Change

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


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


Dr. Peter Baye, Independent Consulting Wetland Ecologist – SF State University


In the 21st century, many tidal wetland restoration projects have become larger and are increasingly independent of compensatory mitigation requirements. They now face major new uncertainties regarding the pace, patterns, and trajectories of marsh succession. Invasive species, decline in sediment supply, and predictions of abrupt, accelerated climate change and sea level rise now require revisions of previously less complex assumptions about estuarine wetland restoration.


In this seminar, Dr. Peter Baye will examine how more comprehensive conceptual models of wetland succession enable researchers to anticipate changes in restored marshes while guiding more efficient, focused, and meaningful monitoring and restoration design thereby furthering the achievement of the State’s coequal goal of a restored Delta ecosystem.


To view the informational flier, 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)