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  • A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California’s Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan

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    A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California’s Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    National Academies Press | January 1, 2011...
    Summary

    The San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary is a large, complex estuarine ecosystem in California. It has been substantially altered by dikes, levees, channelization,...

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  • A Sustainable Water Plan for California

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    A Sustainable Water Plan for California

    Environmental Water Caucus | September 9, 2015...
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    California’s drought is dire, and has focused legislative and public attention on the enormity of the state’s water problems. As noted in earlier...

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  • Achieving State Goals for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Achieving State Goals for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Legislative Analyst's Office | January 15, 2015...
    Summary

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) is a biodiverse ecosystem that covers about 1,150 square miles and supports over 700 species of fish and...

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  • Adaptive Management – Applications Guide

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    Adaptive Management – Applications Guide

    U.S. Department of the Interior | January 1, 2012...
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    The Department of the Interior (DOI) Adaptive Management Working Group sponsored the development of this applications guide to provide thorough examples for a...

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  • Adaptive Management – Technical Guide

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    Adaptive Management – Technical Guide

    U.S. Department of the Interior | January 1, 2009...
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    The Department of the Interior (DOI) Adaptive Management Working Group (AMWG) sponsored the development of this technical guide to clearly and consistently define...

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  • Adaptive Management and Science for the Delta Ecosystem

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    Adaptive Management and Science for the Delta Ecosystem

    San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science | October 1, 2013...
    Summary

    Using science to adaptively guide management for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is widely talked about as good public policy.  Almost every agency, stakeholder,...

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  • Adaptive Management of Natural Resources: Theory, Concepts, and Management Institutions

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    Adaptive Management of Natural Resources: Theory, Concepts, and Management Institutions

    USDA | July 19, 2005...
    Summary

    This report reviews the extensive and growing literature on the concept and application of adaptive management. Adaptive management is a central element of...

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  • An Introduction to the San Francisco Estuary

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    An Introduction to the San Francisco Estuary

    The Bay Institute | April 8, 2012...
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    San Francisco Bay enters most of our lives as an obstacle to pass over as quickly as traffic-choked bridges allow. Although this beats...

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  • Anadromous Salmonid Fish Passage Facility Design

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    Anadromous Salmonid Fish Passage Facility Design

    National Marine Fisheries Service | July 26, 2011...
    Summary

    The primary effect of barriers (e.g., hydroelectric dams, water storage projects, irrigation diversions, impassable culverts, etc.) on Pacific salmonids is the reduction in...

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  • Applying the connectivity approach: Water and food supply projects in California that connect, link, and engage

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    Applying the connectivity approach: Water and food supply projects in California that connect, link, and engage

    California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply | April 11, 2014...
    Summary

    In delving into the connectivity concept and approach, members of the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply (CRWFS) felt that it was...

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  • Aquatic Ecosystem Stressors in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Aquatic Ecosystem Stressors in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Public Policy Institute of California | May 5, 2012...
    Summary

    This report presents results from an analysis of the institutional and legal options for more effective ecosystem management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta....

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  • Areas of Special Biological Significance: California’s Marine State Water Quality Protection Areas

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    Areas of Special Biological Significance: California’s Marine State Water Quality Protection Areas

    State Water Resources Control Board | April 1, 2008...
    Summary

    Designated March 21, 1974 (Resolution No. 74-28), April 18, 1974 (Resolution No. 74-32) and June 19, 1975 (Resolution No. 75-61) This printing of...

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  • Bay Delta Plan Phase 2 Workshop Summary Report

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    Bay Delta Plan Phase 2 Workshop Summary Report

    State Water Resources Control Board | January 1, 2013...
    Summary

    The California State Water Resources Control Board (Board) is tasked with updating the 2006 Water Quality Control Plan for the Bay-Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta...

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  • Bulletin 250: Fish Passage Improvement: An Element of CALFED’s Ecosystem Restoration Program

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    Bulletin 250: Fish Passage Improvement: An Element of CALFED’s Ecosystem Restoration Program

    Department of Water Resources | June 16, 2005...
    Summary

    Since the 1800s, salmon and steelhead spawning habitat in California has declined 95 percent, from 6,000 miles of rivers and streams to 300...

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  • Cal-EPA: An Umbrella for the Environment

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    Cal-EPA: An Umbrella for the Environment

    Little Hoover Commission | June 1, 1991...
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    Cal-EPA was created to consolidate environmental programs and concentrate on vigorous enforcement of environmental regulations. The report discusses risk assessment activities, uniform permit...

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  • CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important

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    CalFed: Still Imperiled, Still Important

    Little Hoover Commission | November 17, 2005...
    Summary

    The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday recommended overhauling how state and federal agencies are managing the massive, multibillion-dollar effort to restore the Bay-Delta...

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  • California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project: A Strategy for Conserving a Connected California

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    California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project: A Strategy for Conserving a Connected California

    Department of Fish and Wildlife | March 2, 2010...
    Summary

    The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) commissioned the California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project because a...

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  • California State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Update, Volume II: Appendices

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    California State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Update, Volume II: Appendices

    Department of Fish and Wildlife | September 28, 2015...
    Summary

    Appendices A Required Report Elements and Compliance B California State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Revision Summary C Species of Greatest Conservation Need D...

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  • California State Wildlife Action Plan: 2015 Update: Volume 1

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    California State Wildlife Action Plan: 2015 Update: Volume 1

    Department of Fish and Wildlife | September 28, 2015...
    Summary

    SWAP 2015 provides an ecosystem approach for conserving California’s fish and wildlife resources by identifying strategies intended to improve conditions of Species of...

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  • California Water Solutions Now

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    California Water Solutions Now

    Environmental Water Caucus | January 1, 2011...
    Summary

    California is in the grip of a water crisis of our own making. Like all problems that humans create, we have the potential...

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