980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
A California State Agency
April 23 May 2, 2018
– REVISED MEETING NOTICE –
DELTA INDEPENDENT SCIENCE BOARD MEETING
Thursday, May 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT
980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95814
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BELOW MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER PURSUANT TO THE
DETERMINATION OF THE DELTA ISB CHAIR. TIMES LISTED ON THE AGENDA ARE APPROXIMATE ONLY. AT THE
DISCRETION OF THE DELTA ISB, ALL ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA, WHETHER OR NOT EXPRESSLY LISTED FOR
ACTION, MAY BE DELIBERATED UPON AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO ACTION.
Meeting, including the brown bag seminar, will be webcast at www.deltacouncil.ca.gov. Webcast signal may be intermittent due to internet infrastructure at the meeting location.
The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will consider approving the content of its water quality review on nutrients and chemical contaminants. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss its review on the synthesis papers of the Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment, and may take action by considering approval of the content of the review.
Outside of the usual business matters, the Delta ISB will co-host a brown bag seminar by Dr. Christopher Potter of CASA 2100 to help inform the Delta ISB’s review on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise. Dr. Potter will discuss remote sensing monitoring methods for detecting invasive weed coverage in Delta waterways and Bay marshlands. After the seminar, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. Potter and other invited guests on invasive weed monitoring in the Delta and applications of remote sensing.
May 3, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT
1.Welcome and Declarations
2.Delta ISB Chair’s Report and Business Matters
3.Council Chair and Executive Officer Report
4.Review of the Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment Synthesis Papers (Action Item)
"Coequal goals" means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place.
–CA Water Code §85054
5.Delta Lead Scientist Report
6.Brief Updates on Other Reviews
a.Water Supply Reliability
d.Delta Monitoring Enterprise
7.Consider Approval of the Content of the Water Quality Review (Action Item)
Motion and Vote
11:25 a.m. ~35 Minute Break & Lunch
The Delta ISB will be co-hosting the brown bag seminar over lunch at 12:00 p.m. The public should bring their lunch, or use this break to purchase lunch.
Delta Monitoring Enterprise Brown Bag Series (Starts at 12:00 p.m.)
A.Brown Bag Seminar: Remote Sensing Monitoring Methods for Detecting Invasive Weed Coverage in Delta Waterways and Bay Marshlands by Dr. Christopher Potter (CASA 2100)
B.Panel Discussion: Invasive Weed Monitoring and Applications of Remote Sensing
(Starts at 12:00 p.m.)
3:15 p.m. ~ 15 Minute Break
8.Presentation: Changes in the Elasmobranch Assemblage in Elkhorn Slough by Ms. Catarina Pien (Delta ISB Sea Grant Fellow)
9.Preparation for Upcoming Delta ISB Meetings
10.Review of Items for Follow-up
•If you have any questions, please contact Edmund Yu at 916-445-0637 or Edmund.Yu@deltacouncil.ca.gov.
•Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Delta ISB on any agenda items except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such opportunity at an earlier meeting. In addition, comments during the Public Comment period shall be limited to matters within the Delta ISB’s jurisdiction and not on the agenda. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Sections 11125.7).
•Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Delta ISB website at
http://deltacouncil.ca.gov/delta_science_program/isb/isb_meetings.html to print the background meeting materials. A limited number of copies of these materials will be available at the meeting.
•If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office, Delta Stewardship Council at (916) 445-5511, TDD (800) 735-2929.