A new comprehensive plan for the San Francisco Bay estuary

From Ariel Rubissow-Okamoto at Estuary News:

March-2016-CoverChanging estuarine conditions and new pressures from ongoing urbanization and development, as well as from climate change, inspired estuary planners to undertake a revision to the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) in 2014.

The CCMP, first published in 1993 and most recently updated in 2007, was the first master plan for improving the health of the estuary encompassing San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento- San Joaquin River Delta. The intent of the current update — a project still led and managed by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) — is to streamline the current plan, which contains more than 200 actions, and refocus on contemporary concerns. 

“We’re now seeing the forecasts for faster rates of sea level rise and lengthier periods of drought come true. We’re having to revise our plans in anticipation of a much more tumultuous future for estuary’s wildlife and for Bay Area residents,” says Marc Holmes of The Bay Institute, one of the early and current framers of the CCMP. …

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