Individual Management Plan Updates

When the Suisun Marsh plan was certified in 1977, it required an individual management plan for each private duck club. The original plans used a simplistic cookbook style management which we hope to change to a more adaptive and complete resource for landowners to reference.

The first iteration of the plans were completed in the early 1980s but have not been updated since then. SRCD and BCDC are required to update the management plans. The management plans detail infrastructure, such as what kinds of water control structures a club has, how many blinds, as well as hydrology regimes, pond elevations etc. Part of the reason we are updating is to document existing infrastructure so that landowners keep the ability to repair and replace blinds and other structures without having to go through the process of applying for a BCDC Marsh Development Permit. It is also an opportunity to lay out plans for ongoing and future management, such as what might be ideal in perfect conditions, and what might be more pragmatic solutions.


Draft Plan and Supporting Documentation

Suisun Resource Conservation District Board of Directors held a special meeting to conduct a public hearing on April 14, 2021 regarding an Amendment to the SRCD’s component of the Suisun Marsh Local Protection Program (LPP). The Public Hearing will be continued on August 11, 2021. A draft management plan for the SRCD owned property Lower Joice Island is linked below as an example.

August 11, 2021 SRCD Board Meeting Agenda

April 9, 2021 SRCD Notice of Public Hearing and April 14, 2021 Final Agenda

Attachment A. Draft Plan Example – 424 Lower Joice Island

Attachment B. Signed CEQA Notice of Exemption

Attachment C. Template Supporting Documentation for Plans

Attachment D. Draft Plan Appendices

Attachment E. Outreach Documentation

Attachment F. ALUC Consistency Determination

Attachment G. Signed Resolution




History of Legislation and Administrative Actions

Appendix A: Legislation, Protection Policies, and Plans

Appendix A1: Suisun Marsh Preservation Act 1977

Appendix A2: BCDC Suisun Marsh Protection Plan

Appendix A3: Solano County Local Protection Program

Appendix A4: SCMAD Local Protection Program

Appendix A5: SRCD Local Protection Program

Appendix A6: DWR Suisun Marsh Plan of Protection EIR 1984 (Part 1)

Appendix A6: DWR Suisun Marsh Plan of Protection EIR 1984 (Part 2)

Appendix A7: Suisun Marsh Habitat Management, Preservation, and Restoration Plan EIR/EIS 2011,2014


Environmental Permitting and Compliance

Appendix B: USACE Regional General Permit 3

Appendix C: SFBRWQCB 401 Water Quality Certification

Appendix D: USACE Letter of Permission Suisun Marsh Dredging Permit

Appendix E: SFBRWQCB Dredging 401 Certification

Appendix F: NOAA Biological Opinion

Appendix G: USFWS Biological Opinion

Appendix H: DFW Incidental Take Permit

Click Here For Permit Forms


Physical Considerations

Appendix I: Levee Standards

Appendix J: Infrastructure Descriptions 

Appendix K: Suisun Marsh Channel Water Salinities

Appendix L: Soils and Soil Salinities

Appendix M: Drainage Infrastructure and Modeling Report 2018  


Biological Considerations

Appendix N: Managed Wetland Conceptual Model

Appendix O: Example Water Management Schedules

Appendix P: Water Quality Improvement Best Management Practices

Appendix Q: SCMAD Managed Wetlands Best Management Practices

Appendix R: Key Wetland Plants and Growth Requirements