Events or meetings that are of interest to landowners and colleagues of the Suisun Resource Conservation District are listed below.
10th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference is a forum for presenting technical analyses and results relevant to the Delta Science Program’s mission to provide the best possible, unbiased, science-based information for water and environmental decision-making in the Bay-Delta system. The goal of the conference is to offer new information and syntheses to the broad community of scientists, engineers, resource managers, and stakeholders working on Bay-Delta issues.
The conference program will feature oral and poster presentations that deliver scientific information and ideas relevant to the topic sessions. This year’s conference theme is “Our Estuary at an Intersection”. Intersections are decision points and places where crossroads meet. The management of the Bay-Delta ecosystem sits at the crossroads of geography, ecology, economy, culture, and resource management. Navigating the intersection has direct implications for statewide water supply and efforts to improve the aquatic ecosystem for fisheries, recreation, and tourism. Achieving these goals requires science that addresses the intersection of geographical, ecological, physical, and social considerations in order to build long-term, resilient solutions.
ABSTRACTS DUE: 23 April 2018
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO) proudly present the 9th National Summit, which will bring together the coastal restoration and management communities for an integrated discussion to explore issues, solutions, and lessons learned in their work. The Summit will provide timely and much-needed attention to the challenges and opportunities for coastal and estuarine restoration and management. It will bring together a unique blend of people who are involved in policy, science, strategy, business, and on-the-ground restoration and management.
The Summit Program will address all aspects of coastal and estuarine restoration and management, in all ecosystems, at all scales, and in all regions, including the Great Lakes and international locales. These topics are crucial as coastal communities pursue new, more robust strategies to effectively manage, protect, and restore their resources in a changing climate. Ensuring these resources, and the communities that rely on them, are resilient now and into the future will be a particular focus.
The Summit is an international gathering encompassing all disciplines within the coastal and estuarine restoration and management communities. RAE and CSO will work with 200 partnering and supporting organizations to develop and host the Summit and we anticipate more than 1,300 attendees from the restoration and management communities: non-profit and community organizations, Indian Country, Indigenous Peoples, academic and research institutions, businesses with an interest in the coast, and agencies from all levels of government. Restoration and management practitioners, citizens and community leaders, consultants, scientists, educators, planners, engineers, students, volunteers, philanthropists, program managers, field staff, contractors, regulators, and others involved in restoration and management efforts are expected and encouraged to participate.
SUMMIT THEME – Investing In Our Coasts: Environment, Economy, Culture
America’s coasts continue to be a focal point for gauging our nation’s well-being on many fronts. They highlight the challenging juxtaposition between bounty and scarcity, urban and rural, impacted and pristine. Combined, they represent a patchwork of successes, opportunities, and lessons learned. The Summit theme explores the wide variety of roles our coasts play, ranging from economic to environmental to cultural. People – and companies – are drawn to the coast for a range of reasons, most of which have merit in their own right. When these goals align, then management and restoration can proceed in relative harmony. It is when they do not align that challenges become more difficult. Interwoven throughout this theme is the understanding that a changing climate and all that goes with it (including sea-level rise and Great Lakes level fluctuation) play a substantial role. In these times, we cannot have a conversation about the future of our coasts without keeping in mind the importance of what the future may hold. How we choose to manage and invest in our coasts, including the communities and ecosystems within them, will have profound impacts to future generations. The Summit will provide a forum for dynamic, thoughtful, and insightful discussions as to what has occurred, what is happening now, and how that knowledge should frame our decisions moving forward.
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Remember to fill out the diversion reporting for the 2017 year. The due date for regions within the Suisun Marsh is generally July 1st, but this may vary! to ensure that you file on time, check the reporting deadline on the letter that was mailed by the...
Nutria have now been found in San Joaquin County, which marks the fifth California county (in addition to Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties) where the destructive, non-native rodents have been detected. Click the link for more information on the Identification of Nutria.
The Suisun Resource Conservation District (SRCD) is requesting your permission for an access agreement to measure elevations of the water control structures, staff gauges, and pond bottom elevations as needed on your duck club. Working in partnership with the California Waterfowl Association (CWA), this year we have received grant funding to model drainage capacity of landowners to meet the 30-day flood and drain objective.
February 2nd marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands which was adopted in Ramsar, Iran in 1971. The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. Since that time, over 2,000 wetlands, encompassing more...
Studies of endangered California Ridgway’s rails in tidal marshes of San Francisco Bay indicated that predation accounted for 98% of identified deaths and avian predators were responsible for 64%. More deaths occurred on high tides during daylight hours, and rails may benefit from management that decreases their vulnerability to avian predators such as removing artificial perches or providing high tide refuges. See Casazza et al. (2017) on the Science submenu under References.