July Board Meeting – New Date/Time
Please mark your calendars for Monday, July 30, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at the Delta Conservancy office in West Sacramento as the new date and time for the July Delta Conservancy board meeting. Among other things, we will consider the Prop 1 grant guidelines and if approved, open the 4th grant solicitation the next day, August 1.
Sacramento Valley and Delta Regional Meeting
California’s 2030 natural and working lands climate change implementation plan
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, California Natural Resources Agency, California Air Resources Board, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and California Environmental Protection Agency invite you to participate in a regional public meeting on the development of California’s Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan in Davis, CA.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday June 26, 2018; 1pm-3pm; please RSVP
LOCATION: Mary L. Stephens Davis Library, 315 E 14th St, Davis, CA 95616
REMOTE ACCESS: click to join the webinar / dial-in +1 (916) 573-2034, access code: 5145992
Background: The 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update commits the State to finalizing a goal for carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions on natural and working lands by September 2018. The 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan (NWL Plan) will further describe this GHG goal and provide a blueprint to achieve it through state-funded conservation, restoration, and management activities.
The NWL Plan will detail regional targets for a variety of state-funded conservation, restoration, and management practices that sequester carbon, such as wetland and meadow restoration, fuel reduction and improved management in forests, soil conservation on rangelands, and avoiding land use conversion from development. These acreage targets will be run through California-developed carbon models to project cumulative GHG benefits of these activities by 2030, by region and statewide.
Purpose: Regional meetings are intended to help state agencies gain feedback on opportunities and priorities and refine draft acreage targets for conservation, management, and restoration practices to be modeled and included in the final NWL Plan. These workshops seek engagement with landowners and stakeholders from Resource Conservation Districts, land trusts, nonprofits, academic institutions, NGOs, and local, regional, federal, and tribal governments, with the goals of:
- Ensuring that draft regional acreage targets for resource management are inclusive of significant local plans, goals, and programs, particularly regional multi-partner or landscape-scale plans; and
- Better understanding local priorities and stakeholder needs for successful regional implementation of the NWL Plan through 2030.
We ask that you please bring information on existing plans for conservation, restoration, and management priorities and targets as described above to inform our discussion. After the workshop, we will continue to solicit this information before regional targets are finalized for the Plan.
For more detailed information, please follow the link to the NWL Plan Concept Paper. If you have questions or comments regarding this workshop, please contact Emma Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-651-7591.
Program and Policy Subcommittee Meeting – June 21, 2018
The next Program and Policy Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Conservancy’s office in West Sacramento.
The meeting will include a discussion of the establishment of an agricultural advisory group, the Conservancy’s role in land ownership, budget and expenditure reporting, Subcommittee membership and procedures, and Proposition 68. The full agenda and any materials (when available) can be found here.
Draft Cycle 4 Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines Available for Public Comment
The Delta Conservancy has released its draft Cycle 4 Grant Guidelines (updated at 11 a.m. on June 1, 2018) for public review and comment. Please submit comments via email to email@example.com. The public comment period will close on June 29, 2018.
On June 19th, the Conservancy will hold a public workshop to provide information about the revised Grant Guidelines and to prepare applicants for the upcoming grant proposal cycle. Public comment will be invited at the workshop. For more information, visit the Conservancy’s Training Opportunities Webpage.
Delta Conservancy Approves $18.9 Million for Nine Delta Projects
The Board of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (Conservancy) approved approximately $18.9 million for nine projects that will provide watershed benefits to the Delta region. The Conservancy is advancing a breadth of projects that will contribute to Delta ecosystem viability by:
- Protecting and maintaining habitat values on working lands;
- Restoring wetland, upland, and transitional ecosystems;
- Advancing planning for multibenefit restoration projects; and
- Eradicating invasive nonnative species.
Additional details are available here: http://deltaconservancy.ca.gov/active-prop-1-grants/.
The Conservancy is Hiring an Accountant!
The Conservancy is now accepting applications for an Accountant I (Specialist) position. If you are a motivated and enthusiastic professional, with accounting experience, please view our online job posting. The position is open until filled.