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Suisun Marsh Landowners Science Workshop - Shared screen with speaker view - Recording 1/2
John Takekawa
01:54:49
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Greg Yarris- CVJV
02:26:27
With more regular and persistent drought in the Pacific Flyway, will waterfowl migration traditions change as a result? Will ducks breeding in Alaska, the Boreal Forest, Alberta and Saskatchewan shift to more reliable wetland sources in the Central (less reliable) or Mississippi (flooded) Flyways? Or will there be a shift to the coast?
Greg Yarris- CVJV
02:33:09
And on the optimistic note: With less rice planted during dry years there are good opportunities for creating upland nesting habitat in idle/fallow rice fields, which will benefit local nesters in the Sac Valley, where breeding populations have declined the most. CWA, California Rice Commission, CDFW, and other CVJV partners have programs capitalizing on this opportunity
Kellie T
02:37:17
You mentioned Salinity on Suisun Marsh and that were not able to get fresh water. How is it that we are unable? What support do we need? Water ways to make sure we get fresh water on Grizzly Island and marsh. Land Act of 1974 Roaring River that was promised to land owners. How can we get water that is diverged
Kellie T
02:37:28
You mentioned Salinity on Suisun Marsh and that were not able to get fresh water. How is it that we are unable? What support do we need? Water ways to make sure we get fresh water on Grizzly Island and marsh. Land Act of 1974 Roaring River that was promised to land owners. How can we get water that is diverged
John Eadie
02:44:44
Hi Kellie. I think a concern might simply be less freshwater coming in over the fall & winter (low snow pack, dry conditions in valley, low current storage levels). Certainly being able to keep more FW flowing as it used to through the marsh. That is a huge challenge as you know (tunnels, delta restoration, diversions etc) and ties into all the fish issues as well. There isn’t a simple solution but I think the drought this year could exacerbate water salinity concerns in the marsh and delta. Just an opinion.
Kellie T
02:50:24
What specific work projects do you have going on in Susuin marsh what duck food on Grizzly Island - also pond 12, 13 and 14
John Eadie
03:05:53
Kellie - Rob Blenk will summarize some of our (UCDs) work in partnership with USGS, SRCD and DWR in his talk 1:45. We have studies on duck diets, food (moist soil seed) availability in managed and tidal marsh, body condition and now we are working on a bioenergetic planning model to determine what we might expect under different water scenarios and management plans. A big issue is how we may need to do more with less, finding ways to increase habitat quality and food production on the managed wetland acres we have, and not losing what we have. We may have to deal with more frequent droughts and less FW - what management practices can we adopt to deal with that? SRCD has a lot of excellent plans and approaches as you know. Personally, I think the drought highlights the importance of Suisun as a critical safety net when the valley is dry, providing we can keep good habitat in place.
Kellie T
03:10:27
What type of seeds and food is being planted and where on the suisun marsh? Also, you mentioned stable water supply- how is it stable is we are not getting fresh water into land? Baby Ducks cannot survive 7 days in the high salinity that we have currently on the Islands susuin.
Kellie T
03:19:02
Thank you for providing info of your research on Klamath as well as suisun. looking forward to hearing your progress on helping diversion of water ways get to the suisun marsh and the Island. Through your adaptive management program and partnerships
Kellie T
06:45:09
What about area that is public now on Grizzly island. The land fish and wild life. Taking care of this land now is important. There needs to be more support
Kellie T
06:59:14
Where do you get these ducks for research?Are they from a public park pond Yuba City or are the ducks from Suisun Marsh? Like humans- The wildlife ducks need fresh water, food, air and land.
Kellie T
07:16:39
Thank you scott
Kellie T
07:18:11
How deep do you dig for soil sampling
Scott F. Jones, USGS (he/him)
07:19:22
Hi Kellie- for surface samples just a few inches, but if we are trying to get full-depth samples can go > 5 ft
Kellie T
07:36:27
Is there a tracking system in place - habitat ducks to see body- weight- life span- where they go? In suisun marsh from findings migration?
Katie Smith
07:58:26
Yay Steve and John! Great job! Thanks for all you do!
Letitia Grenier
07:59:00
Fantastic workshop. Thank you! And great job on the technology.
Yair Chaver (BCDC)
07:59:05
Thank you Steve, John, and SRCD staff. Great work
John Takekawa
07:59:06
Thanks to everyone for participating! We hope to have this posted as a video on our website.
Greg Yarris- CVJV
07:59:16
Great meeting, thanks!
Austen Lorenz, USGS
07:59:19
Thanks