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  • A comparison of the taxonomic and trait structure of macroinvertebrate communities between the riffles and pools of montane headwater streams

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    A comparison of the taxonomic and trait structure of macroinvertebrate communities between the riffles and pools of montane headwater streams

    Hydrobiologica, Springer International Publishing | May 30, 2018...
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    Macroinvertebrate community taxonomic and trait structure showed consistent differences between riffles and pools across 12 headwater streams in the Sierra Nevada (California) even...

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  • A Delta Transformed: Ecological Functions, Spatial Metrics, and Landscape Change in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    A Delta Transformed: Ecological Functions, Spatial Metrics, and Landscape Change in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | October 1, 2014...
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    In A Delta Transformed, completed in 2014, SFEI researchers used the spatial data generated in the Delta Historical Ecology Investigation, as well as...

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  • A New Approach to Accounting for Environmental Water Insights from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

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    A New Approach to Accounting for Environmental Water Insights from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | November 9, 2017...
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    How water is apportioned to California’s cities, farms, and the environment can lead to conflict and competition in times of drought. Allocation of...

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  • A practical guide to environmental flows for policy and planning (with 9 case studies)

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    A practical guide to environmental flows for policy and planning (with 9 case studies)

    The Nature Conservancy | May 18, 2012...
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    Environmental flows are gaining broad recognition across the United States, and the underlying science is sufficiently developed to support regional planning and policy...

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  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California

    The purpose of this guide is to help water right holders –and those assisting them – understand their options for keeping water instream in California.

    A Practitioner’s Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California

    SWIFT Working Group, American Rivers, Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Scott River Water Trust, River Right, Alford Environmental | March 1, 2016...
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    The purpose of this guide is to help water right holders –and those assisting them – understand their options for keeping water instream...

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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...
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    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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  • Anadromous Salmonids in the Delta: New Science 2006-2016

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    Anadromous Salmonids in the Delta: New Science 2006-2016

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | July 1, 2016...
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    As juvenile salmon enter the Delta, they disperse among its complex channel network where they are subject to channel-specific processes that affect their...

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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...
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    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...
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    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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  • Averting disaster: Action now for the Salton Sea

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    Averting disaster: Action now for the Salton Sea

    Little Hoover Commission | September 1, 2015...
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    The Salton Sea is shrinking. Currently the state’s largest inland body of water, as it dries up, the Sea poses a substantial threat...

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  • Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California

    Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California

    Ecosphere | August 10, 2018...
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    Strategic retirement and restoration of agricultural lands is a critical conservation opportunity globally. The objective of this synthesis was to examine whether ecological habitat...

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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...
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    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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  • 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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’s Water: Water for the Environment

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    California’s Water: Water for the Environment

    Public Policy Institute of California | October 1, 2016...
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    River and wetland ecosystems in California—and the many birds, fish, and other species they support—are in serious decline. Major investments and novel approaches...

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  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: Conservation Strategy

    Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: Conservation Strategy

    Department of Water Resources | August 8, 2017...
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    In the Central Valley of California, flood risks, water supplies, and the functioning of ecosystems are linked, with actions in one area affecting...

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  • Central Valley Project Improvement Act Implementation Plan For Fish Programs

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    Central Valley Project Improvement Act Implementation Plan For Fish Programs

    Bureau of Reclamation | July 20, 2015...
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    The purpose of this Plan is to describe the approach for prioritizing and implementing the anadromous fish-related provisions under the CVPIA over the...

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  • Chinook salmon and green sturgeon migrate through San Francisco Estuary despite large distortions in the local magnetic field produced by bridges

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    Chinook salmon and green sturgeon migrate through San Francisco Estuary despite large distortions in the local magnetic field produced by bridges

    PLOS One | June 2, 2017...
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    Empirical evidence exists that some marine animals perceive and orient to local distortions in the earth’s main static geomagnetic field. The magnetic fields...

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  • Collateral Damage: A citizen’s guide to fish kills and habitat degradation at the state and federal water project pumps in the Delta

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    Collateral Damage: A citizen’s guide to fish kills and habitat degradation at the state and federal water project pumps in the Delta

    The Bay Institute | March 1, 2012...
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    Large-scale fish kills and habitat destruction aren’t an unusual occurrence at the giant federal and state pumps that export water from the Sacramento-San...

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