The program won the Partners in Conservation Award from the US Department of the Interior
Stantec was the prime Federal planning and environmental compliance consultant for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP) and SJRRP Program Environmental Impact Statement/Report (PEIS/R). This historic effort to restore the San Joaquin River is one of the largest and most ambitious ecosystem restoration projects in the United States. It has two primary goals: restoration and water management.
The program will restore and maintain fish populations in good condition in the main stem of the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River, including naturally reproducing and self-sustaining populations of salmon and other fish. It will also reduce or avoid adverse water supply impacts to all of the Friant Division long-term contractors.
The program covers over 152 miles of the San Joaquin River, and features restoration of flows to approximately 59 miles of dry river bed, as well as significant channel and fish passage improvements. We provided planning, environmental compliance and permitting, numerical modeling, engineering, public outreach, and landowner coordination activities. We also prepared over 100 plan formulation and technical documents supporting preparation of the PEIS/R and other major program deliverables.
Direction was set by three Federal and two State agencies. Additional stakeholders included over 20 irrigation districts and 14 environmental interest groups.
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