Antioch Dunes Evening Primrose, USFWS photo

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December 16, 2020
Dredging up the past at Antioch Dunes

November 18, 2020
Restoring Dry Creek

November 12, 2020
Restoration brings salmon, people back to Clear Creek

July 16, 2020
Water hyacinth acts like ‘plastic wrap’ on the Delta

August 7, 2018
Yolo Bypass restoration benefits all Californians

June 14, 2018
'River Jedi'

April 19, 2018
Reaching the 'coldest water'

March 28, 2018
After long absence, endangered winter-run Chinook salmon return to restored Battle Creek

February 23, 2018
Green sturgeon confirmed in Stanislaus River for first time

November 2, 2017
Partnership with state-run Nimbus Hatchery

November 1, 2017
Fish ID Workshop

August 8, 2017
Butrano Creek Restoration

July 6, 2017
Hammon Bar Riparian Enhancement Project

April 18, 2017
Wanted: More smelt data
Enhanced Delta Smelt Monitoring Program helps fill the void

March 17, 2017
Imperiled spring-run Chinook salmon released into upper San Joaquin River

March 17, 2017
Steelhead, Chinook salmon spawning at Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Northern Calif

January 18, 2017
Rain or Shine, Service Biologists Work Through Some Tough Weather Conditions

November 15, 2016
Delta Smelt Markings Study One of Many USFWS Highlights at 2016 Bay Delta Science Conference

October 16, 2016
Pinole Creek Fish Passage Project May Be Easy To Miss, But Its Importance Isn't

October 17, 2016
Artist's 'Big Foot' Project Highlights Human Impact on California's Species in Peril

July 28, 2016
Learning How to Manage White Sturgeon in California's San Joaquin River

July 6, 2016
Volunteers help conduct annual survey for endangered Antioch Dunes evening primrose -- at the only place in the world where it is found

Adult Lange's metalmark butterfly, Louis Terrazas, USFWS

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November 5, 2019
Longfin Smelt Bay-Delta Distinct Population Segment Listing Determination Data Call

October 21, 2019
Biological Opinion for the long term operation of the central valley project and state water project

September 18, 2019
Reclamation Proposed Change to Action 4 of 2008 Biological Opinion
Reclamation Proposed Change Attachment
Service Response

August 7, 2019
A draft amendment to the Recovery Plan for Three Endangered Species Endemic to Antioch Dunes, California (Lange's metalmark butterfly, Contra Costa wallflower, Antioch Dunes evening-primrose) have been released for review.

The Federal Register notice announcing the release can be found here.

The draft amendment can be found here.

May 13, 2019
Public Comment Sought on Pier Piling Repair and Replacement Project Proposed by Cosco Busan Oil Spill Trustees

The Supplement describing the project can be found here.

May 6, 2019
Withdrawal of Biological Opinion for California WaterFix

Withdrawal of the Biological Opinion for California WaterFix

January 4, 2018
Initial Incidental Take for Adult Delta Smelt for the 2018 Water

September 28, 2017
BOR proposes change to Action 4 of 2008 biological opinion
Service Response

April 10, 2017
Response to BOR memo on 2017 delta smelt incidental take
Salvage Time Series Plots of SWP and CVP Exports

March 16, 2017
Reclamation requests authorization for additional take of adult delta smelt.
Request Memo | FWS Response

August 2, 2016
BOR-DWR consultation requests for long-term operation of CVP/SWP and Cal WaterFix. Cal WaterFix | 2008 BiOp Reinitiation | List of Species