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Oct. 25 Brown Bag – The Delta as Changing Landscapes

One of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016


Tuesday, October 25, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT


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


Letitia Grenier, Ph.D., Resilient Landscapes Program Director, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Dr. Grenier will discuss the transformation of the Delta, focusing on those aspects that support healthy ecologies.


Studying change informs us on how to more effectively restore landscapes and  ecological functions. She will draw from her recent report The Delta as Changing Landscapes, included in The State of Bay-Delta Science (SBDS) 2016, and from the Delta Landscapes project (SFEI), which examines how Delta ecosystems functioned from the 1800s to present day – and how they might function in a renewed Delta of the future.


This Brown Bag seminar is one of a series previewing the upcoming State of Bay-Delta Science 2016. Coordinated by the Delta Stewardship Council, State of Bay-Delta Science is series of 15 publications that summarize our current scientific understanding of the Bay-Delta. It will include a report by Dr. Letitia Grenier (along with Dr. John Wiens, Robin Grossinger, and Dr. Michael Healy) on Delta Landscapes.


To view the informational flyer, please click here.

To read the peer-reviewed article published in SFEWS, 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)