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How the Interagency Ecological Program Uses Data to Inform Management Decisions: Second in a Series of Three Brown Bag Seminars

The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) is a consortium of State and federal agencies that has been conducting cooperative ecological investigations since the 1970s. The IEP relies upon multidisciplinary teams of agency, academic, nongovernmental organizations, and other scientists to conduct collaborative and scientifically sound monitoring, research, modeling, and synthesis efforts for various aspects of the aquatic ecosystem. This Brown Bag Series will highlight how research and monitoring performed by the IEP is relevant to decisions being made in the Delta. Access the informational flyer for this brown bag series here.

 

 

Seminar 2: It’s Vital: Delta Smelt Reproduction and Resilience

Tuesday, July 24, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

 

Lauren Damon, Sr. Environmental Scientist, CDFW

 

This seminar will discuss Delta Smelt fecundity (ability to produce offspring), and its relationship to body length. It will cover special spawning strategies to ensure success in a variable environment. These strategies can help us improve their population level egg production and long-term resilience.

 

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)