Delta Regional Ecosystem Restoration Implementation Plan (DRERIP) Overview

The CALFED Science Program is working with the CALFED Ecosystem Restoration Program implementing agencies(DFG, USFWS, and NOAA Fisheries)on the Delta Regional Ecosystem Restoration Implementation Plan (DRERIP). The current "scientific input" phase of DRERIP applies the adaptive management approach by developing a suite of ecosystem conceptual models and species life history models that incorporate the most recent scientific information on the system. These models are valuable tools themselves, but were designed to evaluate proposed restoration actions using the DRERIP scientific evaluation process. The actions that are refined through the scientific evaluation process will inform public policy decisions within the Delta, and thus will be useful for other Delta planning efforts such as the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and Delta Vision.