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Bureau of Reclamation – Central Valley Project
The Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) and the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP) represent highly integrated efforts to restore and protect species and habitats impacted by the CVP.
The concept for the CVPCP was developed in 1991 during the Endangered Species Act (ESA) section 7 consultation between the Bureau of Reclamation and the US Fish & Wildlife Service for the renewal of the Friant Division water contracts. This concept was then applied to CVP water contract renewals and Reclamation's Operations Criteria and Plan (OCAP).
Many California Watchable Wildlife (CAWW) viewing sites reside within the CVP map boundaries. Habitat restoration and enhancement and water and land acquisitions are critical to the health of these sites and provide recreational and wildlife and nature tourism activities for the traveling. CAWW brings together Federal, State and Local government representatives, private entities, academicians, nonprofit organizations, destination marketing organizations and other interested individuals whose goals are to promote wildlife and nature tourism to educate, foster awareness, and support conservation and protection of wildlife and habitat – including water resources. Wildlife and nature tourism outreach through CAWW helps to advance economic outcomes for rural and urban communities throughout California.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA)
Priority Species Index