Central Valley Flood System 2012 Conservation Framework and 2017 Conservation Strategy
FESSRO provided support on environmental issues for the development of the 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP), by developing the Central Valley Flood System Conservation Framework (PDF, 8.1 MB)(Framework), which appears as Attachment 2 to Volume 1 of the 2012 CVFPP. This Framework is an integral part of the State's preferred Systemwide Investment Approach (SSIA) identified in the draft CVFPP and describes how Environmental Stewardship is integrated to make progress towards meeting the environmental objectives of the Central Valley Flood Protection Act of 2008 (Act) and related legislation (PDF, 2.2 MB) throughout the flood management system. The goals addressed within the Framework include: contributing to the recovery and stability of native species populations and overall biotic community diversity; improving and enhancing natural dynamic and geomorphic processes; increasing and improving the quantity, diversity, quality, and connectivity of riverine habitats, including agricultural and ecological values; and integrating wildlife friendly farming practices into conventional agricultural farming operations. With the Central Valley Flood Protection Board now considering adoption of the CVFPP and its attachments by July 1, 2012, as mandated by the Act, the Branch is now focusing on further development of the Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy, a long-term effort to create a systemwide conservation plan supporting CVFPP implementation.
In addition to the Conservation Strategy, two other planning efforts have been initiated to advance the implementation of the State Systemwide Investment Approach, as identified in the 2012 CVFPP: Basin-Wide Feasibility Studies and Regional Flood Management Planning.
For more information refer to:
- Central Valley Flood Management Planning (CVFMP) Program
- CVFPP Meetings
- CVFPP Documents
Shapefiles posted here work with geographic information system (GIS) software, such as MapInfo or ESRI ArcGIS. To view an image of the shapefile, click on the “PDF View.”
- BWFS Planning Area GIS Shapefile – Zip Folder (May 2013; ZIP File 271KB)
- BWFS – PDF View (May 2013; PDF 87KB)
- Regional Flood Management Planning Boundaries and Areas of Local Interest GIS Shapefile – Zip Folder (April 2013; ZIP File 340 KB)
- RFMP – PDF View (April 2013, PDF 177 KB)
- Conservation Strategy Planning Boundaries GIS Shapefile – Zip Folder (January 2013; ZIP File 3.4 MB)
- Conservation Strategy – PDF View (June 2012, PDF 1.4 MB)
The mission of the Floodway Ecosystem Sustainability Branch is: to achieve long-term improvements to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; native species populations; ecological processes; and agricultural and environmental stewardship to support a more sustainable flood management system.