Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents on Restoring Tidal Marsh Habitat in Suisun Marsh

Media Contact: Jeffrey S. McCracken, 916.978-5100

For Release: July 28, 2006

The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Blacklock Restoration Project in the Suisun Marsh, Solano County. Reclamation proposes to contribute funds to the California Department of Water Resources toward restoring tidal wetland ecosystems to the 70-acre Blacklock site in Suisun Marsh. Restoration of tidal wetland ecosystems is expected to aid in the recovery of several listed and special status species within the marsh.

The Draft EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available for a 30-day public review and comment period. The draft documents are available online at If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or e-mail

Written comments on the draft documents must be received by close of business Monday, August 28, 2006, and should be sent to Mr. John P. Robles, Environmental Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be e-mailed to For additional information or to request a copy of the documents, please contact Mr. Robles at 916-978-5050, TDD 916-978-5608.

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