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Prop 1 and more: Reconciling impounded managed wetlands and estuarine conservation goals in Suisun Marsh

UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences has received Prop 1 and other state grants to study the contribution of historic managed wetlands to ecosystem functioning in Suisun Marsh. The study will focus on plankton production and fish responses within managed ponds and adjacent sloughs under different management schemes, in an effort to 1) demonstrate the importance of historic working landscapes to marsh habitat; and 2) provide clear management guidance to optimize aquatic food production for both fishes and waterfowl. Read more about the proposed project!

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Nigiri Project: Growing rice and salmon on a floodway

The Center for Watershed Sciences is investigating harvested rice fields as potential salmon...

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Authors: A.L. Nichols; R.A. Lusardi; A.D. Willis
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