Science Program Publications

The CALFED Science Program has published reports and journal articles on many Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and watershed issues. Many of these reports are here online.

Policymakers and CALFED Bay-Delta Program implementing agencies make their science-based decisions about critical water and environmental issues from findings produced by CALFED Science Program publications. CALFED Science Program publications have also been important tools for the Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force and played an important role for other restoration projects like the Chesapeake Bay Program and Florida's Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. CALFED Science Program science information is also critical for scientists, non-governmental organizations, representatives of congress, the Department of the Interior, and the United States Geological Survey.

Since 2000, the CALFED Science Program has produced over 150 publications including the State of Bay-Delta Science report, workshop summaries, review panel reports, peer-reviewed white papers, conference posters, the Science News, Science Action, the online journal of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, and this website.



Science News

An Electronically Distributed Publication Highlighting the CALFED Science Program

The CALFED Science Program was established to integrate peer reviewed science into the CALFED Bay-Delta Program. This monthly newsletter is designed to help inform you of the latest information coming from the CALFED Science Program, such as upcoming events, workshops, research of interest and recent reports. We will also let you know about key CALFED news affecting the Science Program.


State of Bay-Delta Science 2008

The State of Bay-Delta Science 2008 report is the CALFED Science Program's first extensive synthesis of the current scientific understanding of the Bay-Delta ecosystems. Intended for resource managers, policymakers, and the public, the report provides relevant scientific information in context to help decision-makers assess important policy choices about the Delta. This report focuses on what was learned during the first stage of the CALFED Program and provides a basis for upcoming decisions during CALFED's second stage, the Delta Vision Strategic Planning process, and other Delta planning initiatives.


Science Actions

The “Science Action” newsletters are focused on the translation of sophisticated research results into a synthesized and understandable form. Targeting a less technically informed audience, these products were written with stakeholders and agency staff in mind, with the hope of passing important information and scientific research to a broader audience.


Management Cues

Management Cues are designed to help communicate relevant scientific advances to managers and policymakers. These Cues highlight important conclusions and relevent working hypotheses in non-technical language. They syntehesize science, and point to it's potential application in the San Francisco Estuary. All the Cues reflect concepts that scientists hope resources managers will use in their planning.


The San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Journal

San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes research about the science and resource management of San Francisco Bay, the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, and the upstream watersheds. The journal is published jointly by the CALFED Science Program, the California Digital Library eScholarship Repository, and the University of California—Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment.