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Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee - 11/13/2017
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Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change
November 13, 2017 (1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- Welcome and Introductions
- Delta Ecosystem 2050: Identifying the Desired Future and Vision for Restoration and Recovery: Committee members will discuss current objectives for protecting, enhancing, and restoring the Delta ecosystem in the Delta Plan; provide information on actions their agencies are taking to implement Delta Plan policies, regulations, and performance measures; and discuss their vision for achieving restoration and recovery moving forward
A) Protect, Restore, and Enhance the Delta Ecosystem: Delta Stewardship Council staff will introduce the current Delta Plan objectives for protecting, enhancing and restoring the Delta ecosystem.
B) Ecosystem Progress Update: Committee members will present progress on California EcoRestore and learn about additional opportunities to support habitat restoration in the Delta.
EcoRestore Initiative: Progress report on EcoRestore implementation, including the recently developed Adaptive Management Framework.
Kristopher Tjernell, California Natural Resources Agency and Bill Harrell, California Department of Water Resources
Simplified Permitting for Restoration: Overview of progress and opportunities to support restoration work in the Delta.
Erika Lovejoy and Erik Schmidt, Sustainable Conservation
C) Future Delta 2050-2100: What does success look like?: Committee members will hear presentations on innovative planning processes that provide a framework for future action on ecosystem restoration in the Delta, and will discuss key management issues related to the Delta ecosystem at 2050.
Delta Conservation Framework: Laying the groundwork for implementation of Regional Conservation Strategies.
Carl Wilcox, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Cache Slough Regional Conservation Strategy and Central Delta Corridor Planning Process: Presentation on regional planning efforts.
Campbell Ingram, Delta Conservancy
Central Valley Flood Protection Plan - Conservation Strategy: Presentation on floodplain restoration opportunities in South Delta.
Mike Mierzwa, California Department of Water Resources and John Cain, American Rivers
- One Delta, One Science: Committee members will hear an update on progress related to integrated ecosystem modeling; and discuss the implementation of the 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda (SAA) and the planned 2018 Delta Science Plan update. Members will receive a request for continued participation of the Delta Agency Science Workgroup and/or other agency representatives to jointly implement science activities.
A) 2017-2021 Science Action Agenda: Next Steps and ImplementationCommittee members will receive an update from Lindsay Correa and Yumiko Henneberry from the Delta Science Program regarding the 2017-2021 SAA and discuss next steps and implementation.
B) 2018 Delta Science Plan Update: Summary of Scope: Lindsay Correa and Yumiko Henneberry from the Delta Science Program will provide the Committee members with an overview of the upcoming Delta Science Plan review and update.
- Committee Business
Committee members will have the opportunity to discuss committee business, including the next meeting, to be held April 16, 2018.
- Public Comment
MEETING AGENDA MATERIALS
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)