The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has prepared the 2016 draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Conservation Strategy (Conservation Strategy); a primary component of the 2017 Update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. It outlines a comprehensive, long-term approach to improve riverine and floodplain ecosystems, and provides guidance on how multi-benefit projects can provide ecological benefits while protecting public safety. The Draft Conservation Strategy and appendices, along with a document describing the process for developing it can be found at: