A Delta Renewed: A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | November 1st, 2016


A Delta Renewed and the larger Delta Landscapes project are part of an ongoing effort to address these critically important challenges. They provide guidance for restora

A freshwater conservation blueprint for California: prioritizing watersheds for freshwater biodiversity

Freshwater Science, University of Chicago Press Journals | April 18th, 2018


Conservation scientists have adapted conservation planning principles designed for protection of habi- tats ranging from terrestrial to freshwater ecosystems. We

A Legal Guide to the Public's Rights to Access and Use of California's Navigable Waters

California State Lands Commission | November 20th, 2017


In California, members of the public have rights to access and use navigable waters for many beneficial uses, including, but not limited to navigation, fishing, and

Adaptability and adaptations of California’s water supply system to dry climate warming

Climactic Change, Springer | November 27th, 2007


Economically optimal operational changes and adaptations for California’s water supply system are examined for a dry form of climate warming (GFDL CM2.1 A2) with year 2

Addressing California's Uncertain Water Future by Coordinating Long-Term Land Use and Water Planning: Is a Water Element in the General Plan the Next Step

Ecology Law Quarterly | January 15th, 2004


More people, less water: this is the widely anticipated future of the state of California. As the state's population grows to 46 million by the year 2020, Califor

Agricultural Land Stewardship (Resource Management Strategy)

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | July 29th, 2016


This resource management strategy focuses primarily on private land in agriculture including cultivated land and rangeland. Agricultural land in California comprises abou

Annotated Bibliography for Sycamore Alluvial Woodland Habitat Mapping and Regeneration Studies Project

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) | February 27th, 2017


The California sycamore (Platanus racemosa) is a riparian tree native to California and northern Baja California. California sycamore is the dominant species in sycamore

Bayesian nitrate source apportionment to individual groundwater wells in the Central Valley by use of elemental and isotopic tracers

American Geophysical Union (AGU) | July 31st, 2016


Groundwater quality is a concern in alluvial aquifers that underlie agricultural areas, such as in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Shallow domestic wells (less tha

Before the Well Runs Dry: Improving the Linkage Between Groundwater and Land Use Planning

Water in the West, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, The Bill Lane Center for the American West | April 17th, 2014


There is no comprehensive regulation of groundwater use in the state of California,* and the right to withdraw groundwater is based on surface land ownership. This create

Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds Landscape Assessment

United Nations | August 3rd, 2020


This landscape assessment is the outcome of Phase 1 of a tri-phased project and was designed to inform the path forward for engaging the private sector to invest in natu

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