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Ecosystem Services in Delta Science: Second in a Series of Three Brown Bag Seminars

Studies in Ecosystem Services estimate the ways ecosystems benefit us, be it by providing food, regulating floods, or creating a feeling of wellbeing. This series will explore the ways that ecosystem services can be used in land use planning, management decisions, and scientific research with a focus on the Delta. Access the informational flyer for this brown bag series here.


Seminar 2 - Ecosystem services and reserve selection

Friday, January 26th 12:00 –1:00 p.m.


Van Butsic, Ph.D., Assistant Specialist & Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley

Dr. Butsic will describe the use of economic theory and methods to evaluate land use decisions. He will show how applications of these theories inform the selection of conservation reserves and the implications these strategies have on work in the Delta.


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)