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Ecosystem Restoration Adaptive Management Support

The Delta Science Program works directly with a number of federal, state, and local agencies that plan and implement ecosystem restoration, and also works with partner agencies and NGOs on the development of tools and frameworks to aid adaptive management.


Additionally, the Delta Science Program Adaptive Management Liaisons are available to consult with project proponents and provide advice on their adaptive management efforts.


Services of the adaptive management liaisons include:

  • Provide advice on the availability of models, regional monitoring activities, and relevant research
  • Help with integrating individual adaptive management projects, plans, and programs across the Delta system
  • Provide consultation on use of best available science and adaptive management with respect to Delta Plan consistency
  • Provide advice on potential active adaptive management experiments, including advice on potential funding avenues and on connections with other relevant research


To get in touch with a Delta Science Program Adaptive Management Liaison, please contact Karen Kayfetz:

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)