Science activity 2747

Fish Restoration Program Monitoring

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The Fish Restoration Program (FRP), an inter-agency agreement between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), will restore at least 8,000 acres of tidal wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and Suisun Marsh pursuant to requirements in federal Biological Opinions and the California Incidental Take Permit for operation of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project. The rationale for restoration is that state or federally listed fish species, Delta Smelt Hypomesus transpacificus, spring-run and winter-run Central Valley Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, and Longfin Smelt Spirinchus thaleichthys will benefit from increased availability of habitat and food web resources. The CDFW FRP Monitoring Team is responsible for monitoring the biological effectiveness of individual FRP tidal wetland restoration projects. Fish catch, invertebrate catch, and water quality data have been collected as baseline monitoring data and to determine the most efficient methods for monitoring wetland restoration efforts.

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Link Stacy Sherman, Lead of CDFW Fish Restoration Program Monitoring d of CDFW Fish Restoration Program Monitoring 15 views
Report Sampling Fish and Food-Web Resources in Tidal Wetlands: Restoration Monitoring in 2019 ument outlining sampling plans for 2019 as part of 11 views
Report Sampling Fish and Food-Web Resources in Tidal Wetlands: Restoration Monitoring in 2020 ort documenting intended monitoring plans for 2020 7 views
Report 2017 Fish Restoration Program Monitoring Report ort on Phase III Pilot Monitoring: 2017 12 views
Link Mike Dempsey 13 views

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