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Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) Meeting – 10/13 -14/2016

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Meeting Location
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
Commons Meeting Room
8521 Laguna Station Road
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(Location Map)


Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change.

October 13, 2016 (9:30 a.m. – 4:50 p.m. PDT)

9:30 a.m.

  1. Welcome and Introductions (Brandt)
  2. Delta Lead Scientist Report (Dahm)
  3. Delta ISB Chair Report and Business Matters (Brandt)
  4. Delta Stewardship Council Chair and Executive Officer Report
  5. Draft Adaptive Management article for publication (Wiens, Zedler and Resh) (Action item)
  6. Presentation: Working Draft Scientific Basis Report Supporting Potential Changes to the Bay-Delta Plan (Chris Foe and Matthew Holland, SWRCB)
    • Additional questions provided by Dan O’Hanlon for the Independent Science Board to consider during its review of the SWRCB draft working Scientific Basis Report

11:45 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. Lunch

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12:30 p.m.

  1. Depart from Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District parking lot to Cosumnes River Preserve parking lot.

12:50 p.m.

  1. Traditional Resource Management by Miwok Indians on the Cosumnes River Preserve. The emphasis of this discussion will be about historic ecology of Miwok Indians, their cultural knowledge systems and management practices. (Michelle Stevens, CSUS)

2:20 p.m.

  1. Depart Cosumnes River Preserve parking lot to Oneto-Denier Restoration site.
  2. View an active floodplain restoration site (Oneto-Denier) and discuss a newly funded grant designed to guide implementation and management of future restoration projects in the northeast Delta region. (Judah Grossman, The Nature Conservancy and Carson Jeffres, UC Davis)
  3. Depart Oneto-Denier Restoration Site to Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District parking lot.

4:50 p.m. - Adjourn for the day


October 14, 2016 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT)

9:00 a.m.

  1. Convene tour of Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Facility and Laboratories (Helen Yu, Regional San)

12:05 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 p.m.

  1. Delta Stewardship Council Chair and Executive Officer’s Report (Pearson)
  2. Science Enterprise Workshop Update (Chotkowski)
  3. Comprehensive Assessment of the Bay-Delta Monitoring Enterprise (Hoenicke)

2:10 p.m.

  1. Closed Session (Not Open to the Public) – Personnel Matter (Government Code §11126 (a)(1))

3:00 p.m.

  1. Reconvene Open Session
  2. Program Review Updates
  3. Meeting Summary (Lund)
  4. Public Comment (Lund)

4:00 p.m. - Meeting Adjourned (Lund)

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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)