Water & Fishery Resources
The Water and Fishery Resources Program oversees water and fish issues throughout California, Nevada and the Klamath Basin, from the Klamath River to the Lower Colorado River, and from San Francisco Bay to Eastern Nevada . Within this area, the Program focuses on the conservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems.
Responsibilities and Initiatives:
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA)
The Project Implementation Division oversees the budget administration for all the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) programs that the Service implements in coordination with the Bureau of Reclamation. CVPIA focuses on the conservation and restoration of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watersheds and Delta, and the Trinity River Watershed. Project Implementation Division links include:
-Habitat Restoration Program
-Refuge Water Supply and Conveyance Programs
-Anadromous Fish Screen Program
-Title 34, Public Law 102-575, Central Valley Project Improvement Act (View the entire law)
Links to CVPIA Programs in Field Offices include:
Anadromous Fish Restoration Program
Comprehensive Assessment and Monitoring Program
Trinity River Restoration
-The Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office provides technical, planning and adminstrative assistance for the Trinity River Restoration Program.
Anadromous Fish Restoration
-Klamath River: Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office, Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office
-Central Valley: Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office, Stockton Fish and Wildlife Office
-Coastal streams: Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office
Non-native Invasive Species Program
-Technical assistance to limit the spread of aquatic invasives: Stockton Fish and Wildlife Office.
-Restoration and recovery of the federally endangered Cui-ui: Marble Bluff Fish Facility.
-Decision Solutions Model (DSM)
-Guidelines for the Appraisal of Water Rights in California
Bay Delta Conservation Plan
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is a planning and environmental permitting process to restore habitat for Delta fisheries in a way that reliably delivers water supplies to 25 million Californians. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with other federal and state agencies, environmental organizations, fishery agencies, water agencies, and other organizations are all working together to develop the plan. More information on the BDCP is available from the California Natural Resources Agency website.
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