Ecosystem Restoration Along Waterways (both in the Mid SJR and the Upper San Joaquin Regions)
Project Lead: Collaboration amongst the USFWS, River Partners, USDA NRCS, CA State Parks, and other state and federal resource agencies
Potential Project Partners:
No partners identified at this time
Short Project Description:
Similar to routing flood flows onto agricultural land, an alternative approach would be to acquire agricultural properties along the San Joaquin River and allow for seasonal floodplain inundation to provide fish rearing habitat as well as the diversion of flood flows, and, in some areas, the direct recharge of groundwater. This type of project could be implemented as a conservation easement, part of the Central Valley Habitat Exchange, or an ecosystem mitigation bank.