Released On: April 22, 2014
The Suisun Marsh Habitat Management, Preservation and Restoration Plan addresses concerns over use of resources within about 50,000 acres of the ecological treasure, which is the largest contiguous brackish (fresh and salt water) marsh on the West Coast. Operations of the federal Central Valley Project and State Water Project influence the health of the ecosystem, much of which is privately owned and home to waterfowl hunting clubs.
WHAT: The news media is invited to attend a celebration where speakers will include officials from Reclamation, the USFWS, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Suisun Resources Conservation District.
WHERE: The event will be held at Rush Ranch Lodge, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun City, CA 94585.
WHEN: Thursday, April 24, at 12:30 p.m.
The plan creates a framework for a broad partnership to restore 5,000 to 7,000 acres of the marsh to tidal wetlands and enhance and protect more than 40,000 acres of managed wetlands. The plan’s objectives include improving habitat for multiple special-status species, maintaining the heritage of waterfowl hunting and other recreational opportunities; improving water quality to assist fish migration and spawning; and improving and maintaining the levee system to protect property, infrastructure and wildlife habitats from flooding.
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