Consumnes Preserve Egrets
 
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SGMA TOOLS

The Critical Species LookBook

This Critical Species LookBook is a compendium of 84 state and federally listed species that are likely to be affected by groundwater management and merit consideration by Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The main goal of this document is to synthesize the best available groundwater-relevant information for each species to ensure that their water needs are adequately considered when developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs).  This document was developed with expert opinion and review from more than 90 professionals at federal and state agencies, academia, technical consultancy firms, NGOs, and local water agencies with either an expertise in a particular species or in water management.

The Critical Species LookBook

© Bryce Bradford
 
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