SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Looking Back at Early Restoration Projects: How have they fared the test of time?
SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Technology and Innovations: Data Collection, Analysis, & Reporting
The East Contra Costa County Plan proactively addresses the long-term conservation needs in the region by strengthening local control over land use and providing greater flexibility in meeting other needs such as housing, transportation, and economic growth.
Multi-benefit restoration planning is part of a suite of emerging concepts that represent the “state of the art” for restoration ecology and ecological restoration. These include targeted restoration strategies for optimal site selection, economic analyses of restoration costs and ecosystem service benefits, and recognition of the role of restoration in enhancing ecosystem resilience to climate change.
Utilizing historical ecological information recently developed by the San Francisco Estuary Institute, the Project seeks to utilize the site’s unique position on the landscape. The proposed Project seeks to partially restore some of these ecological functions, including reconnecting the historic lake features with surrounding natural tidal waterways and removing obstructions to tidal inundation to allow seasonal and tidal waters to drain slowly through the marsh plains.