[env-trinity] BOR Press Release 10 29 2010

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 29 14:12:54 PDT 2010

Reclamation, Fish & Wildlife Service, and California Fish & Game logos


Mid-Pacific Region

Sacramento, CA




Media Contact:  Pete Lucero (BOR) 916-978-5100, plucero at usbr.gov 

Sarah Swenty (USFWS) 916-414-6571, sarah_swenty at fws.gov

Kyle Orr (CDFG) 916-322-8958, KOrr at dfg.ca.gov 


For Release On: October 29, 2010


Federal, State Agencies Release Environmental Document on Suisun Marsh
Habitat Management, Preservation, and Restoration Plan


The Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership
with the California Department of Fish and Game, have made available for
public review an environmental document on the Suisun Marsh Habitat
Management, Preservation and Restoration Plan.  The agencies also have
scheduled two public meetings to answer questions and are accepting written
comments on the environmental document.


The Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Draft
EIS/EIR) assesses a comprehensive 30-year plan designed to address use of
resources within about 60,000 acres of wetlands in the Suisun Marsh near
Fairfield, California.  The focus of the plan is a mutually agreed upon
multi-stakeholder approach to the restoration of tidal wetlands and the
enhancement of managed wetlands.  Once in place, the plan will help in the
recovery of endangered species and increase tidal marsh habitat to benefit


Federal and state agencies prepared a joint Draft EIS/EIR in accordance with
the National Environmental Policy Act and California Environmental Quality
Act.  The lead agencies have collaboratively prepared the environmental
documents with the National Marine Fisheries Service, the California
Department of Water Resources, and the Suisun Resource Conservation


The two public meetings have been scheduled on November 18 to receive
written comments regarding environmental effects:

*	2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Rush Ranch, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun
City, CA 94585.
*	6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Benicia Public Library, Dona Benicia Meeting
Room, 150 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510.


The Draft EIS/EIR is available online at
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problems accessing the Draft EIS/EIR online, please call the Reclamation
Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or e-mail
mppublicaffairs at usbr.gov. Please send comments to Becky Victorine, Bureau of
Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, by close of business
Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Comments may also be faxed to Ms. Victorine at
916-978-5055 or e-mailed to rvictorine at usbr.gov. For additional information
or to request a copy of the Draft EIS/EIR, please contact either Ms.
Victorine at 916-978-5035 (TTY 916-978-5608) or Mr. Andrew Raabe of the Fish
and Wildlife Service at (916) 414-6679. Copies of the Draft EIS/EIR may also
be viewed at Reclamation's Sacramento office at the above address.



Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 mobile

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