Delta Conservancy Updating its Strategic Plan
On October 19th and 26th, the Conservancy held two public workshops to set its land ownership/management, economic development and water rights priorities through 2022. The presentation from the workshops can be found here. Any questions or additional comments on the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan can be sent to Brandon Chapin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Conservation Framework Outreach Workshops
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is working with federal, state, and local agencies, and the Delta stakeholder community to develop a 25-year, high-level conservation framework for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Yolo Bypass and Suisun Marsh. Building on prior Delta planning efforts, the Delta Conservation Framework will serve as the long-term continuation of California EcoRestore, a recent California Natural Resources Agency led Delta restoration implementation initiative. The Delta Conservation Framework will be completed by 2017 and will guide Delta conservation efforts beyond 2040.
The Delta Conservancy Framework outreach workshop series provides the opportunity for interested stakeholders to review and provide input to concepts and work products as they are developed to inform the Delta Conservation Framework document.
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Summer 2016 Conservancy Newsletter
The Conservancy’s Summer Newsletter is now available and can be found here. The newsletter includes updates on the recent Delta Waterway Cleanup, the Proposition 1 Grant Program, and the Delta Carbon Workgroup.
Delta Conservancy Board Advances 9 Projects Requesting $6.3 Million for Ecosystem Restoration in the Delta
The Delta Conservancy’s Board of Directors has voted to approve, conditionally approve, or reserve $6.3 million in grant funding for 8 projects in the Delta. The Conservancy’s Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program administers Prop 1 funding for projects that advance ecosystem restoration, water quality, and agricultural sustainability in the Delta. The projects advanced this year contribute to multibenefit ecosystem protection and restoration by restoring upland, floodplain, and wetland habitat, enhancing habitat on working lands, acquiring flood and conservation easements, and improving water management to benefit species. More information about the projects can be found here.