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Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Fishes

A White Paper

What happens in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta impacts nearly all of California – and Orange County is no exception.

That’s why Orange County Coastkeeper commissioned Dr. Peter Moyle to research opportunities to protect this rich environmental resource, which is a vital habitat for endangered fish species and a water supply for the entire state.

For the first time ever, research by Dr. Peter Moyle identifies Delta restoration opportunities with science-based ranking metrics. Many of these would immediately benefit the environment without significant financial investment or policy changes. The white paper also demonstrates a need to legally protect Delta habitats in statewide water decisions.

These innovative recommendations would promote and expedite the restoration of native fish in the Delta. It may already be too late to save the delta smelt; but there is still hope for the winter-run Chinook Salmon and other species.

Now, it is our job to turn these recommendations into actions that preserve native fishes in the Delta for generations to come.

Will you join us?

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