News Archive

Welcome to the new SRCD website!

Welcome to the new SRCD website!

We have updated the Suisun Resource Conservation District website to modernize the content and provide more helpful information for landowners and interested parties. Please let us know what you think -- send us feedback at srcd@suisunrcd.org.

Actual Work Reporting is Due November 15th

If you filed a USACE Wetlands Maintenance Application, a Request for Maintenance Amendment, or an Authorization Request for Urgent or Unforeseen Maintenance for the 2020 work season then you must return a copy of that application with the Actual Lineal...

How Fish Interact with Wetland Topography

Check out this podcast from Dave Ayers at University of California Davis. Dave is working with SRCD to study the Tule Red Restoration Project as a Delta Science Fellow. https://soundcloud.com/user-346725849/how-fish-interact-with-wetland-topography

SRCD ZOOM Landowner Workshop

2020 SRCD Fall Landowner Workshop Recording   5.30 Klamath Basin Waterfowl Challenges - John Vradenberg, Klamath NWRs 24.40 Management Challenges in the Grasslands - Bob Nardi, Landowner 41.45 Duck Movements and Sanctuaries - Fiona McDuie, SJSU 59.20...

2020 Mosquito Abatement Waivers

Fall Flood-Up Program The Fall Flood-Up Program is a joint facilitated program between the Solano County Mosquito Abatement District (SCMAD) and SRCD. The goal is to reduce production of mosquitoes during the flood up of the managed wetlands. Information...

SRCD Virtual Landowner Meeting Held September 16th

The 2020 Suisun Marsh Landowner workshop is going virtual! The Covid pandemic has forced us to adapt operations in many ways, but SRCD is committed to continuing to provide landowner outreach and assistance through the Suisun Marsh Landowner Workshop. To avoid large...

Tidal Elevation and Growth of Wetland Plants

Tidal Elevation and Growth of Wetland Plants

Along the Pacific coast, tidal salt marsh plants grow at different elevations. The elevation where they are found in marshes is related to their ability to withstand being submerged in a saltwater environment. In a cooperative study led by the U. S. Geological Survey,...

Nutria Identification

Nutria Identification

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.

May Migratory Bird Surveys Cancelled – Frequently Asked Questions

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made the difficult decision to cancel participation in the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey (WBPHS or May Survey) this year that was scheduled to start May 1st. Similarly, the Canadian Wildlife Service and several...

Suisun RCD 2019 Annual Plan

The Suisun Resource Conservation District Annual Report describes the objectives and accomplishments from the 2019 year. See the details below:   SRCD 2019 Annual Report

Notice to Bidders on Public Works 2020

Notice is given that the Suisun Resource Conservation District (SRCD) has determined that all bidders on public works to be undertaken by SRCD must be pre-qualified prior to submitting bids. It is mandatory for all Licensed Contractors who intend to submit bids fully...

Reminder! 2019 Diversion Reporting is Now Open

Reminder! 2019 Diversion Reporting is Now Open

Remember to fill out the diversion reporting for the 2019 year.  To ensure that you file on time, check the reporting deadline on the letter that was mailed by the California Water Board. To do your diversion reporting go to https://rms.waterboards.ca.gov and then...

Goats in Hill Slough

Goats in Hill Slough

The 850-acre Hill Slough Habitat Restoration Project on the Hill Slough Wildlife Area is finally underway! In Spring 2019, several hundred goats were hard at work eating vegetation on either side of Grizzly Island Road where road construction will begin next month....

Reminder! 2018 Diversion Reporting is now Available

Reminder! 2018 Diversion Reporting is now Available

Remember to fill out the diversion reporting for the 2018 year.  The due date this year is June 28th. To ensure that you file on time, check the reporting deadline on the letter that was mailed by the California Water Board. To do your diversion reporting go...

2019 Preservation Agreement Cost Share Information

2019 Preservation Agreement Cost Share Information

Preservation Agreement Applications for 2019 projects are now Available. The Preservation Agreement Implementation (PAI) Fund provides grant funding for activities needed to improve managed wetland facilities, operational efficiency and water management...

2019 Preservation Agreement Cost Share Information

2019 Preservation Agreement Cost Share Information

Preservation Agreement Applications for 2019 projects are now Available. The Preservation Agreement Implementation (PAI) Fund provides grant funding for activities needed to improve managed wetland facilities, operational efficiency and water management...

Water Rights and Diversion Reporting Seminar (January 18th)

Water Rights and Diversion Reporting Seminar (January 18th)

RMS Waterboard's Diversion Reporting Seminar January 18th   Water Rights Measurement Regulations (SB88) Reporting Workshop: Sacramento* Date: Friday, January 18, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: 1001 I Street, Klamath Room, Sacramento, CA 95814...

Tidal Elevation and Growth of Wetland Plants

Tidal Elevation and Growth of Wetland Plants

Along the Pacific coast, tidal salt marsh plants grow at different elevations. The elevation where they are found in marshes is related to their ability to withstand being submerged in a saltwater environment. In a cooperative study led by the U. S. Geological Survey,...

911 Location Services and Cell Phones

911 Location Services and Cell Phones

Wireless phones are mobile, and therefore not associated with one fixed location or address.  According to the Federal Communications Commission: “While the location of the cell site closest to the 911 caller may provide a general indication of the caller’s location, that information is not always specific enough for rescue personnel to deliver assistance to the caller quickly.”

Nutria Identification

Nutria Identification

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.

Managed Wetland Assessments

Managed Wetland Assessments

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.

World Wetlands Day February 2nd

World Wetlands Day February 2nd

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...

Causes of mortality of California Ridgway’s rails

Causes of mortality of California Ridgway’s rails

Studies of California Ridgway’s rails in tidal marshes of San Francisco Bay indicated that predation accounted for 98% of mortalities and avian predators were responsible for 64%. More mortalities occurred on high tides during daylight hours....