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.

Delta Conservancy Sponsoring Free Briefing on Drought and the Delta

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy and the Water Education Foundation are sponsoring a free one-day briefing, on October 25th, that will explore the drought’s effects on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Deltay. How did reduced water supplies/flows and warmer water affect fish populations, including the endangered Delta smelt and winter-run Chinook salmon? What happened to the estuary’s invasive species, such as water hyacinth and other plants? Did the consecutive dry years result in any loss of wetlands or other habitat? And what about water supply impacts to Delta farmers?

This event is free and open to the public. Boxed lunches will be provided. RSVP here.

Delta Conservancy to Host Planning Priorities Workshops

On October 19th and 26th, the Conservancy will host two public workshops to set its land ownership/management, economic development and water rights priorities through 2022. More information on each workshop, including workshop locations and timing, is included here.

Seating is limited – please RSVP for either session to reserve your spot now by contacting Sam Magill at smagill@kearnswest.com. For more information on the Strategic Plan or the Conservancy in general, visit www.deltaconservancy.ca.gov or call 916-375-2084.

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.

Two additional workshops in the series will be held on::

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.

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