California EcoRestore

California EcoRestore is an initiative to help coordinate and advance at least 30,000 acres of critical habitat restoration in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta over the next four years.

The California EcoRestore program is focused on implementing a comprehensive suite of habitat restoration actions to support the long-term health of the Delta and its native fish and wildlife species. Specifically the program aims to achieve:

The California EcoRestore program is comprised of many projects at various stages of planning, permitting and construction. For tracking progress these phases are defined as:

  • Planned: sites owned or partnered with the State with planning and analysis is underway
  • In Permitting: sites that have completed necessary planning to initiate permitting with State and Federal regulatory agencies
  • Under Construction: sites with necessary permits and under construction
  • Completed: sites with construction completed and transitioning to monitoring and maintenance

The aggregate bar chart provides insight into the overall progress of California EcoRestore efforts. This includes projects fulfilling current Biological Opinion requirements for long term operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project, as well as projects fulfilling other mitigation and restoration goals. The California EcoRestore goals for total acreage represent the minimum targets for each restoration type and in some cases California EcoRestore will exceed these minimum targets.
The CA Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) is working with federal, state and local agencies, and Delta stakeholders to develop a 25-year, high-level conservation framework for the Delta, Yolo Bypass and Suisun Marsh. The Delta Conservation Framework will serve as the long-term continuation of the California EcoRestore program focused on accelerating conservation actions by 2020. The Delta Conservation Framework will be completed by 2017 to help guide Delta conservation efforts beyond 2040. For more information on this effort and how to participate in the current series of public stakeholder workshops please click here.