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A California State Agency
November 26, 2018
– MEETING NOTICE –
DELTA INDEPENDENT SCIENCE BOARD MEETING
Thursday, December 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST
300 J Street
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 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 discuss its review on the updated Delta Science Plan, and may take action by considering the approval of the review’s content. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, including outreach for the completed water quality review and the status of planning a workshop to help inform the Delta ISB’s water supply reliability review.
Outside of its usual business matters, the Delta ISB will host a workshop to help inform its ecosystems review on the available science and the use of that science to protect, restore, and enhance the Delta ecosystem in the context of an ever-changing complex of species.
This workshop, which will include a panel discussion, will explore the broad conceptual and scientific issues concerning non-native species and their ecological impacts.
Presenters at the workshop include Dr. Jim Cloern (United States Geological Survey), Dr. Ted Grosholz (UC Davis), Dr. Peter Moyle (UC Davis), Dr. Marcel Rejmanek (UC Davis), and Ms. Martha Volkoff (California Department of Fish and Wildlife).
"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
December 6, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST
1. Welcome and Declarations
2. Delta ISB Chair Report and Business Matters
3. Council Chair and Executive Officer Report
4. Reflections from the Outgoing Council Chair
5. Delta Lead Scientist Report
6. Consider Approving the Content of the Draft Review of the Updated Delta Science Plan (Action Item)
Motion and Vote
7. Updates on Other Reviews
a. Water Quality
c. Water Supply Reliability
d. Interagency Ecological Program (IEP)
e. Delta Monitoring Enterprise
8. Preparation for Upcoming Delta ISB Meetings
9. Review of Items for Follow-up
10. Public Comments
The Delta ISB will take public comments on topics within its jurisdiction that are not on the agenda.
11:20 a.m. ~ Lunch Break (Reconvene at 1:00 pm)
11. Ecosystems Review Workshop #1
a. Opening Remarks
b. Individual Perspectives
Each presenter will provide their perspective on one of the topics in the prospectus for the ecosystems review (e.g., species turnover, impacts to ecosystems, effects on ecological restoration, etc.). After each 20-minute presentation, there will be an opportunity for the Delta ISB and members of the public to ask questions.
3:15 p.m. ~15 minute Break
c. Panel Discussion
The Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion with the presenters that will focus on the ability of science to help managers decide when a new non-native colonization is no longer reversible and when it is likely to catalyze further invasions.
d. Closing Remarks
∙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.
∙Note that the Delta Stewardship Council, which provides staff services to the Delta ISB, is under ex parte communication restrictions with regard to the California WaterFix project, and cannot discuss the project with anyone outside of the Council, which includes the Delta ISB. The Delta ISB is independent of the Council and is not under ex parte restrictions.