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Workshop - Salmonid Integrated Life Cycle Models

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the implementing agencies of the 2009 Biological Opinion (NMFS Opinion) on the Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP) of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project are interested in improving their understanding of existing salmon life cycle models and related models for steelhead. Specifically, they are interested in learning how these models can best be integrated into a decision-making framework for adapting water operations and prescribed actions for individual and multiple species. At the request of NMFS, the Delta Science Program will host a public workshop on integrated life cycle models. The workshop will focus primarily on salmonid life cycle models, however, the panel will consider how these models could be used or integrated to evaluate the effects of water operations on other species.

WORKSHOP PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS


April 13, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, West Meeting Room
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Purpose

The purpose of this one-day workshop (April 13, 2011) is to inform NMFS and the implementing agencies of the 2009 NMFS Opinion of various existing salmonid life cycle models and provide insight into how these models could be used in a decision-making framework to adapt water operations and prescribed actions for individual and multiple species.

Workshop Products

The panel of experts will produce a report that will highlight which life cycle model(s) are most appropriate for informing NMFS and the implementing agencies about the effects of water operations and prescribed actions on salmonids at various life-stages and at the population level, how multiple specific models could be linked, how a.m. enable models might be for application to other species, and how the models best fit into a decision-making framework for using life cycle models to adapt water operations for prescribed actions on individual and multiple species. The panel's report will be submitted to the Delta Science Program within 60 days of the workshop and will be posted on the Delta Science Program's website shortly thereafter. The presentations from the workshop will be posted on the Delta Science Program following the meeting.

Expert Panel Members

Charge to the Independent Workshop Panel

The workshop panel members will engage in discussions with the model presenters at the one-day meeting and prepare a report that addresses the review questions in the Charge to Independent Workshop Panel.


Meeting Notice

Agenda

April 13, 2011 (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

  1. Introduction
  2. Model Presentations
  3. Discussion
    • 3:30 – Panel and Presenter Discussion
  4. Public Comment and Concluding Remarks
    • 4:45 – Public Comment and Concluding Remarks

Adjourn (5 p.m.)

Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)