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

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

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | November 15, 2016...
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    This final report of the Delta Landscapes Project, A Delta Renewed, offers guidance for creating and maintaining landscapes that can provide desired ecological...

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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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  • An Evaluation of Compensatory Mitigation Projects Permitted Under Clean Water Act Section 401 by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 1991-2002

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    An Evaluation of Compensatory Mitigation Projects Permitted Under Clean Water Act Section 401 by the California State Water Resources Control Board, 1991-2002

    California State Water Resources Control Board | August 2, 2008...
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    The purpose of this project, which was funded by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), was to evaluate the compliance and...

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  • Bathymetry and Digital Elevation Models of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California

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    Bathymetry and Digital Elevation Models of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California

    U.S. Geological Survey | March 15, 2018...
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    In 2010 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center completed three cruises to map the bathymetry of the main...

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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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  • California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual

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    California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual

    Department of Fish and Wildlife | August 6, 2010...
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    The first edition of this manual, written by Gary Flosi and Forrest Reynolds, and published in 1991, formally synthesized and described the Department...

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  • Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study, Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement

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    Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study, Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) | April 10, 2014...
    Summary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Water Resources propose to restore approximately 89.5 acres of lost or degraded...

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  • Design Guidelines for Tidal Wetlands Restoration in San Francisco Bay

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    Design Guidelines for Tidal Wetlands Restoration in San Francisco Bay

    The Coastal Conservancy | December 29, 2004...
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    "Over the last 150 years, approximately 90% of the tidal marshes that fringed San Francisco Bay have been destroyed as a result of...

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  • DRERIP Ecosystem Conceptual Model: Riparian vegetation

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    DRERIP Ecosystem Conceptual Model: Riparian vegetation

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife | November 14, 2008...
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    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has immense municipal, agricultural, biological and industrial importance to the economy and livelihood of California and in turn to...

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  • Ecosystem Restoration (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Ecosystem Restoration (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
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    Ecosystem restoration improves the condition of California’s modified natural landscapes and biological communities to provide for their sustainability and for their use and...

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  • Evaluation of the California State Water Resource Control Board’s Bioassessment Program

    Evaluation of the California State Water Resource Control Board’s Bioassessment Program

    California State Water Resources Control Board | May 15, 2009...
    Summary

    The State of California’s bioassessment, monitoring and assessment (M&A), and water quality standards (WQS) programs were reviewed in January 2008 using the U.S....

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  • Factors Affecting Marsh Vegetation at the Liberty Island Conservation Bank in the Cache Slough Region of the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California

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    Factors Affecting Marsh Vegetation at the Liberty Island Conservation Bank in the Cache Slough Region of the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | July 5, 2017...
    Summary

    The Liberty Island Conservation Bank (LICB) is a tidal freshwater marsh restored for the purpose of mitigating adverse effects on sensitive fish populations...

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  • Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for the Final Rule Defining “Harm” in the Definition of “Take” in the ESA

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    Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for the Final Rule Defining “Harm” in the Definition of “Take” in the ESA

    National Marine Fisheries Service | October 1, 1999...
    Summary

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is issuing a final rule defining the term "harm" contained in the definition of "take" under the...

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  • Final Report on the recovery of the Upper Sacramento River – subsequent to the 1991 Cantara spill

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    Final Report on the recovery of the Upper Sacramento River – subsequent to the 1991 Cantara spill

    Cantara Trustee Council | June 18, 2007...
    Summary

    The Cantara Trustee Council (CTC), and the Cantara Program, operated for a period of 12 years, from 1995-2007. During that time, the CTC...

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  • Fish-Habitat Relationships Along the Estuarine Gradient of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: Implications for Habitat Restoration

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    Fish-Habitat Relationships Along the Estuarine Gradient of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: Implications for Habitat Restoration

    Estuaries and Coasts, Springer U.S. | June 6, 2018...
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    Estuaries are highly variable environments where fish are subjected to a diverse suite of habitat features (e.g., water quality gradients, physical structure) that...

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  • Food Webs of the Delta, Suisun Bay, and Suisun Marsh: An Update on Current Understanding and Possibilities for Management

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    Food Webs of the Delta, Suisun Bay, and Suisun Marsh: An Update on Current Understanding and Possibilities for Management

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | October 1, 2016...
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    This paper reviews recent research findings on food web processes since 2008. It also highlights the idea of a changing baseline with respect...

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  • Human Use of Restored and Naturalized Delta Landscapes

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    Human Use of Restored and Naturalized Delta Landscapes

    University of California at Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences | October 31, 2016...
    Summary

    Current legislation and state plans for the California Delta call for large-scale restoration of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, which will require significant changes...

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  • Improving Habitats Along Delta Levees: A Review of Past Projects and Recommended Next Steps

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    Improving Habitats Along Delta Levees: A Review of Past Projects and Recommended Next Steps

    Delta Stewardship Council | January 15, 2016...
    Summary

    This review of habitat improvements along Delta levees was conducted to support the development of the Delta Stewardship Council’s (Council) Delta Levee Investment...

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  • Inhabiting the Delta: A Landscape Approach to Transformative Socio-Ecological Restoration

    Inhabiting the Delta: A Landscape Approach to Transformative Socio-Ecological Restoration

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | September 19, 2017...
    Summary

    Current legislation and plans for the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta (Delta) call for large-scale restoration of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, which will require significant...

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  • Landscape Patterns and Processes of the McCormack-Williamson Tract and Surrounding Area: A framework for restoring a resilient and functional landscape

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    Landscape Patterns and Processes of the McCormack-Williamson Tract and Surrounding Area: A framework for restoring a resilient and functional landscape

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | March 25, 2013...
    Summary

    This report uses a reconstruction of the historical (early 19th century) Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta landscape in concert with contemporary data to elucidate restoration...

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