Conservancy News

  • Welcome

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (Conservancy) is a primary state agency in the implementation of ecosystem restoration in the Delta and supports efforts that advance environmental protection and the economic well-being of Delta residents.  The Conservancy collaborates and cooperates with local communities and others parties to preserve, protect, and restore the natural resources, economy, and agriculture of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh.

  • State, Federal Leaders to Accelerate Delta Habitat Restoration, Proceed with Water Infrastructure Fix

    Governor Brown announced on April 30, 2015, a significant Delta habitat restoration and water infrastructure fix. As part of this revised Delta habitat restoration effort, the Delta Conservancy will facilitate additional regional and locally-led planning processes to identify potentail future restoration projects. Plans will be completed for the Cache Slough, West Delta, Cosumnes, and South Delta. Planning for the Suisun Marsh region is already complete and a process for integrated planning in the Yolo Bypass is underway. The Delta Conservancy will lead the implementation of identified restoration projects, in collaboration with local governments and with a priority on using public lands in the Delta.

    To read the press relase, click here.

    To read the fact sheet, click here.
     

  • Public Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (Conservancy), as Lead Agency, will consider the approval and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration on the environmental impacts of the project entitled the Arundo Control and Restoration Project (Proposed Project). PROJECT LOCATION: The project is located in Solano County, within the Dozier and Liberty Island U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangles. The project contains multiple sites along the waterways in this region. PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The project seeks to control approximately 15 acres of the invasive species, Arundo, and restore native riparian restoration where Arundo has been removed or near the control site. PUBLIC REVIEW AND TIME FOR COMMENT: The Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study are available for public review and comment from the date of this Notice until July 20, 2015. Copies of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study may be viewed at the Conservancy office at 1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6, West Sacramento, CA, 95691; and is available here. Please send your written comments to Kristal Davis Fadtke, Senior Environmental Scientist, 1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6, West Sacramento, CA, 95691, Fax: (916) 375-4948, Email: Kristal.Davis-Fadtke@deltaconservancy.ca.gov. Comments must be received by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 20, 2015.

  • Draft Wetland and Rice Carbon Protocol Now Available

    A methodology for project proponents to financially benefit from reducing greenhouse gas emissions by accessing carbon markets through the conversion of land to wetlands and rice is now available in draft form. This methodology focuses on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, San Francisco Estuary and the coast of California. The Conservancy has held an initial stakeholder meeting to receive input from interested parties and the presentation from this meeting is available below. In the coming months, the methodology will be submitted to the American Carbon Registry for consideration.  At this time, there will be further opportunities for public engagement as a part of the review and approval process. 

    For a copy of the presentation, click here.

    For a copy of the draft Protocol, click here

    For answers to FAQs, click here

  • July 15, 2015 Program and Policy Subcommittee Meeting

    The Conservancy's Program and Policy Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Conservancy's office in West Sacramento. The Subcommittee will receive an update on staffing, discuss preparation for Proposition 1 solicitation, and finalize the timeline. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

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