Public Comment Period Extended for Draft Ecosystem Restoration Program Conservation Strategy

Media Contacts:
Chad Dibble, Senior Environmental Scientist, (916) 445-1202
Jordan Traverso, DFG Communications, (916) 654-9937

The public comment period for the draft conservation strategy related to the Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley, and Delta has been extended 15 days. The draft report, entitled Conservation Strategy for Restoration of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Ecological Management Zone and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley Regions, will now be available for public review and comment until Sept. 6, 2011.

The document identifies biologically promising ecosystem restoration opportunities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Ecological Management Zone and the Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley regions, and it provides the rationale for restoration actions specific to each of these areas. It provides the conceptual framework and process that will guide the refinement, evaluation, prioritization, implementation, monitoring and review of Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) actions. ERP performance measures can be found in Appendix D.

The draft report is available on the DFG website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/erp/reports_docs.asp.

Due to the 15-day extension, comments will be received by the Department of Fish and Game until noon on Sept. 6, 2011. Comments can be emailed to cdibble@dfg.ca.gov or hand-delivered to:

Chad Dibble
Department of Fish and Game
830 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

All comments submitted by the due date will be considered as the report is finalized.

Questions about the report should be directed to Chad Dibble, Senior Environmental Scientist, at (916) 445-1202 or cdibble@dfg.ca.gov.