Building Capacity of the California Wetland Program Plan to Protect and Restore Vernal Pools. SFEI Contribution No. 1087. San Francisco Estuary Institute: Richmond. CA. p 30.2022.
This report describes the updates to the vernal pool habitat map, the development of the ambient baseline ecological condition survey of vernal pool systems within the Central Valley, and the development and results of the habitat development curve. A fictional project example shows how CRAM and the vernal pool complex CDFs and HDCs can help project proponents and the regulatory agencies think critically about project designs (using CRAM Attributes and Metrics as a standard measure), evaluate project conditions within a regional landscape context, and monitor project performance over time to ensure that project goals are met.
Funding for this report was provided through an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This report does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of USEPA nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products within this report constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
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Vernal Pool Habitat Restoration and Protection CRAM Tools for the Central Valley, CA (Project)
The California Wetland Program Plan (WPP) seeks to strengthen protection for wetlands in many ways, including building capacity to track the net benefits of wetland policies and programs by employing aspects of the State’s Wetlands and Riparian Area Monitoring Plan (WRAMP).