Draft Chapters Available for Review
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Following is a list of chapters included in the BDCP and a brief description of each one.
Introduction provides background, planning goals, regulatory context, a description of the scope of the plan, overview of the planning process, and details of how the plan is organized.
Ecological Conditions provides context through a description of historical ecological conditions in the Delta, as well as a description of existing conditions in both the physical environment and in natural communities.
Conservation Strategy describes the conservation measures in detail, including the methods and approach as well as biological goals and objectives. The conservation measures are organized in the chapter based on the scale at which they function, from large scale to small scale: ecosystem level, natural community, level or species level.
Covered Activities describes activities "covered" by the plan, meaning activities for which regulatory agencies will provide necessary permits as a result of the project proponents agreeing to implement the conservation plan.
Assessment of Effects of the Plan and Levels of Take provides results of extensive analyses conducted to determine the effects of the plan on covered species. It is important to note that other environmental impacts are being evaluated in the EIR/EIS.
Plan Implementation provides descriptions of compliance monitoring and reporting procedures, requested regulatory assurances, changed circumstances and remedial measures, approach to addressing unforeseen circumstances, permit amendment procedures, and the expected implementation schedule.
Implementation Structure describes the institutional structure and organizational arrangements that will be established to govern and implement the BDCP, and sets out the roles, functions, authorities, and responsibilities of the various entities that will participate in plan implementation.
Implementation Costs and Funding Sources outlines estimates of costs associated with implementation of the BDCP over the proposed 50-year term of the plan, including the costs related to each of its primary components.
Alternatives to Take describes alternatives to the BDCP that would either reduce the amount of "take" or increase the level of conservation of listed species. The chapter also describes in detail why each alternative was ultimately found to be impractical or otherwise insufficient. Alternatives will be evaluated in-depth as part of the EIR/EIS.
Independent Science Advisory Process describes the role of independent scientific analysis used to guide the principles of the BDCP planning process.
List of Preparers provides information on the entities who participated in the preparation of the plan.
References/Appendices lists the sources cited in the plan.