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How the Delta is Monitored: A Series of Three Brown Bag Seminars

A Series of Three Brown Bag Seminars
Discussing the Delta Monitoring Enterprise


The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will undertake a broad review of monitoring efforts in the Delta. This Monitoring Enterprise Review will investigate numerous programs across the natural, biological, and social sciences. This Brown Bag series is intended to cover the state of monitoring in the Delta as seen from a wide range of perspectives. Extended discussions with the Delta ISB, invited guests, and attendees will follow each seminar for 60 to 90 minutes.


All talks will be held at the:
Park Tower Plaza Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814

All talks will be webcast
Access to the casts
will be from this website's front page


Seminar 1: Monitoring the effectiveness of tidal wetland restoration for the benefit of native fishes

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Note the atypical time)


Stacy Sherman, Ph.D., CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Program Manager

Dr. Sherman will provide a brief overview of the Fish Restoration Program and description of current efforts to develop standard methods for monitoring the effectiveness of tidal wetland restoration.
To view a recording of this seminar, please click here. (1 hour, 6 minutes)
To view a PDF of the presentation slides, please click here.



Seminar 2: IEP Monitoring Surveys and Information Needs in the 21st Century

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Note the atypical time)


Steve Culberson, Ph.D., Interagency Ecological Program, Lead Scientist

Dr. Culberson will provide a brief history and overview of IEP monitoring programs and how they are coordinated to inform management. He will touch on key issues from a 9-agency perspective that are important for the monitoring enterprise review and science investing.



Seminar 3: Considerations from the CA Water Quality Monitoring Council

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 12:00-1:00 p.m.


Karen Larsen, State Water Resources Control Board, Deputy Director

Ms. Larsen will provide updates on current activities to coordinate and improve water quality monitoring and assessment. She will describe key issues important for the monitoring enterprise review.



The informational flyer is available by clicking here.


All talks will be webcast
Access to the casts
will be from this website's front page


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)