USFWS FY2018 Budget Justification Cuts Funding to Migratory Bird Management and Landscape Conservation Cooperative Programs

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently released its Budget Justification for fiscal year 2018. Among other items, the document outlines the budget for the Migratory Bird Management’s North American Waterfowl Management Plan/Joint Venture Activities programs. The proposed funding level for these programs will be about $10.8 million – $2.4 million less than than […]

“God Squad” Invoked Against Endangered California Fish in House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

Lawmakers invoke God Squad against imperiled Calif. fish Emily Yehle, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe said yesterday that it was “reasonable” for the administration to consider removing federal protections for the delta smelt in the face of California’s drought. The delta smelt — a tiny fish […]

Current Water Operations in the Delta

Figure 1. Chart comparing Delta outflow and exports between 2015 and 2016 (source: T. Boardman, SLDMWA) Figure 2.Updated chart showing water losses of 648,000 acre feet attributed to ESA Biological Opinions (source: T. Boardman, SLDMWA) Link to flow forecast just upstream of Sacramento: 46,000 cubic feet per second. Dashed yellow line is the point at […]

San Francisco Bay Join Venture: The Bulletin Newsletter for February 24, 2016

THE BULLETIN timely news from the SFBJV February 24, 2016 Migratory Bird Treaty celebrates 100 years of Bird Conservation This year marks the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds, also called the Migratory Bird Treaty, originally signed on Aug. 16, 1916. The […]

FWS and NMFS Release Updated Policy on Federal-State Collaboration on Implementing the ESA

FWS and NMFS Release Updated Policy on Federal-State Collaboration on Implementing the ESA Click here to read the official notice.

San Franicisco Bay Joint Venture – The Bulletin Newsletter for December 18, 2015

              THE BULLETIN              timely news from the SFBJV              December 18, 2015 Eric Carpenter and Michale Heumann photo of Sears Point Levee Breach in October 2015   Proud to be the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture 2015 has been a year filled with […]

Pivotal Decision Extends Streambed Alteration Limits To Existing Water Diversions

Appeals Court Decides Crucial Case On State Fish And Wildlife CDFW’S Extension Of Streambed Alteration Limits To Existing Water Diversions Christian Marsh 415.848.4830 Email David Aladjem 916.520.5361 Email   Andrea Clark 916.520.5424 Email Sam Bivins 916.520.5209 Email Related Practice Environmental Enforcement Defense Food & Agriculture Land Use Real Estate Water Law Water Quality Law   […]

Updated Meeting Materials for SFEP Implementation Committee Meeting

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership’s Implementation Committee is meeting next Wednesday, May 27 from 9:30-12:30 at 1515 Clay Street in Oakland, 2nd Floor (Room 10, our usual). Please click here for updated meeting materials. Agenda highlights include an update from Letitia Grenier on the State of the Estuary Report, a presentation from Miriam Chion of ABAG […]

California Land Use & Development Law Report: California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s EIR for Fish-Stocking and Hatchery Program Upheld

The California Land Use & Development Law Report Legal Commentary on Planning and Development We’ve posted an article to our California Land Use & Development Law Report on a development that we think will be of interest to you. Our report publishes articles on recent legal and policy developments in the field of land use, […]