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Ecosystem management -- California

View Resource CALFED Bay-Delta Program

The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a collaborative effort of public, state, and federal agencies, working to "restore ecological health and improve water management" of the Bay-Delta system. A complex network of waterways that meet at the intersection of the San Francisco Bay (salt water), Sacramento River, and San Joaquin River (fresh water), the natural health of the Bay-Delta system has...
View Resource California Native Plant Society

This website presents the California Native Plant Society, a national leader in biological diversity conservation science and advocacy. Established in 1965, the CNPS "is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants." The site provides a variety of information and resources useful to botanists and native plant enthusiasts...
View Resource California Natural Diversity Database

What is the goal of the California Natural Diversity Database? Simply put, it is "a program that inventories the status and locations of rare plants and animals in California." On its page, visitors can look over a remarkable database of GIS-mapped locations, along with key facts about the database, a host of white papers, and information about its vegetation, classification, and mapping program....