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)

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Brown Bag: Exploring Methane and Carbon Dioxide Exchange from Agricultural and Wetland Land Uses

Since 2007, carbon dioxide and methane fluxes, greenhouse gases of varying global warming potentials, have been measured over managed and restored lands (pasture, rice, corn, alfalfa, restored wetlands) in the Delta with the goal of understanding the processes that control carbon sequestration and loss. This presentation will discuss the role of different land uses on site carbon balance.

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Delta Science Program Workshop on Interim Science Action Agenda

Save the date and share in developing the Draft Interim Science Action Agenda called for in the Delta Science Plan.

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Report on Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Effects Analysis Review – Phase 3

The final report has been posted from the independent science panel convened by the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program for the third phase review of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Effects Analysis.

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Save the Dates! The Delta Carbon Cycle Brown Bag Series

The Delta Stewardship Council Science Program’s joint brown bag seminar series beginning on March 17 will explore aspects of the Delta carbon cycle to describe its role in ecosystem processes, current and future landscape planning and management, and the economy.

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The Science of Fish Eating Fish

Are introduced predatory fish a major obstacle to restoration of salmon runs? Or are the levels of predation seen just part of the normal attrition that occurs between egg and returning adult?

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Delta Science Fellows Program

2013 Delta Science Fellowships Awarded - The Delta Science Program in conjunction with California Sea Grant awarded Fellowships for 2013 to ten outstanding candidates – double the number that could have otherwise been awarded due to additional funding support from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the California Department of Water Resources.

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Grants Program

The Delta Science Program has funded more than 30 research grants totaling more than 15 million dollars. The Science Program considers funding scientific research to be a critical component in establishing unbiased and authoritative knowledge directly relevant to Bay-Delta actions. This knowledge will fundamentally advance the understanding of the complex environments and ecosystems within the Bay-Delta system to aid policy-makers, managers and other decision-makers.

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