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Cliff Feldheim, Chief
Environmental Planning and Information Branch
Suisun Marsh Program
3500 Industrial Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 376-9693
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
Tidal Restoration Activities
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Tidal Restoration Activities

The Suisun Marsh Program carries out work on projects which convert diked managed wetland habitat into tidal wetland habitat by breaching levees.  Diked managed wetlands in the Suisun Marsh are maintained and operated to benefit waterfowl and other species.  Tidal restoration is carried out as mitigation for DWR water distribution facilities operations and maintenance, and is designed to benefit native fishes and other tidal marsh wildlife. 

Monitoring of physical and biological parameters is an important part of carrying out these projects.  The information gained through monitoring will add to the understanding how these projects benefit water quality, vegetation, and wildlife.  This information is shared with the scientific community, benefiting other restoration projects being carried out by various entities.

The Blacklock Restoration Project is being carried out by the Suisun Marsh Program in coordination with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Suisun Resource Conservation District.

The Overlook Club Restoration Project is being led by the Suisun Marsh Program as a Fish Restoration Program project.