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.
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.