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May 24 Brown Bag – Science in Support of Everglades Restoration

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Dr. Nicholas Aumen, Regional Science Advisor, South Florida, U.S.G.S.

 

Dr. Nicholas Aumen will discuss the U.S. Geological Survey’s Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Sciences (GEPES) program. GEPES is an important source of restoration-related science that informs management and policy decisions. GEPES projects span a range of scientific disciplines, from molecular biology and biogeochemistry to complex ecological and hydrological models.

 

The history of the Southern Florida Everglades, once a vast free-flowing river of grass, has similarities to California’s Bay-Delta, itself once an extensive tidal wetland.  Flood control projects, involving the construction of hundreds of miles of canals and levees in the mid-20th Century, dramatically altered the Everglades landscape and ecosystem resulting in significant environmental damage.

 

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)