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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!

Request for Proposals: Synthesis Incubators at CWS

Synthesis Incubators at CWS will promote synthetic transdisciplinary science collaboration on actionable water challenges. A project PI can be any Academic Federation scientist, researcher, graduate student, postdoc or Senate faculty member at UC Davis. For the 2022 beta competition, CWS leadership expects to award 2-3 teams at a funding level of up to $20,000-$40,000 for a two year time frame.

Estuary News – Suisun Marsh: A Bastion for Fish

In a new blog on Maven's Notebook, Dr. John Durand, CWS Senior Researcher, describes the refuge Suisun Marsh provides for native fish species, as well as challenges, needs, and potential for partnerships at play for its management. Take a moment to learn about management of the largest contiguous brackish-water marsh on the USA West Coast at:

Professor Karrigan Börk to Receive Distinguished Teaching Award

We are delighted to share that environmental law and policy professor and CWS Associate Director, Karrigan Börk, is the winner of the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award. The Distinguished Teaching Award is an distinction given to teachers of law who demonstrate exemplary performance in classrooms, and is generously supported by Bill and Sally Rutter.

Event: River Roundtable to discuss Putah Creek on March 29

You are invited to River Roundtable: Session 1 - Putah Creek about on March 29, 2022 at 5:15-6:45 pm PST. The discussion panel includes CWS Associate Director, Karrigan Börk (Professor, UC Davis Law School, Public Trust Doctrine and Fish & Game Code Expert), as well as Roland Sanford (General Manager, Solano County Water Agency) and Joe Krovoza (Former Chair, Putah Creek Council, Former Mayor of Davis, California).

The Restoration of Butte Creek, featured by PBS KVIE

PBS KVIE recently featured the restoration of Butte Creek in "Sharing Butte Creek", Season 28 Episode 8. The piece is beautifully done and features researchers from CWS! Take a look to experience the Northern Sacramento Valley in a period of environmental change, as bird populations are bolstered and salmon runs are being restored.





Frontiers for Young Minds: Stories from the San Francisco Estuary

An exciting new collection in Frontiers for Young Minds, “Where the river meets the ocean - Stories from the San Francisco Estuary”, is steadily rolling out. Publications in Frontiers for Young Minds are especially unique, as researchers get reviews from students and their teachers prior to final article acceptance. Research articles written for Frontiers for Young Minds are written to communicate science to a young audience, and we are especially excited to see research at the Center included in this collection!