Delta Conservancy Board Meeting – September 26, 2018
The next Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Conservancy’s office in West Sacramento. The meeting will include an update on the Proposition 1 solicitation and Delta Conservancy Board Member Elections. The full agenda and Board materials can be found here.
Program and Policy Subcommittee Meeting – August 15, 2018
The next Program and Policy Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Conservancy’s office in West Sacramento.
The meeting will include a discussion on the Agricultural Advisory Group, the Conservancy’s role in land ownership, and on Subcommittee membership and procedures. The full agenda can be found here.
Delta Conservancy Opens the Cycle 4 Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program Solicitation
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Board has approved the Grant Guidelines for Cycle 4 of the Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program, and opened the concept proposal solicitation. Concept proposals must be received by the Conservancy by 5:00 P.M. PST on August 31, 2018. More information about the grant program and solicitation is available here.
Delta Conservancy Board Meeting – July 30, 2018
The next Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 30, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Conservancy’s office in West Sacramento. The meeting will include consideration of the Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines for the Cycle 4 solicitation, an update on the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan and Annual Implementation Plan, and a presentation on the Delta Sign Plan. The full agenda and board materials can be found here.
Central Delta Corridor Partnership
The Delta Conservancy is coordinating a 9 month public process that will bring together the land owners, agencies, and interested stakeholders to collaboratively develop an initial coordinated corridor strategy for management and restoration of publicly funded lands along the Central Delta corridor (see map below). The planning effort will consist of a public workshop to introduce the partnership and planning process, and a 1.5-day charrette workshop, and a series of half day workshops, to develop and discuss strategies, and a final public workshop to present the draft planning document and solicit input.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy is hosting a day-and-a-half charrette workshop to review the ecological vision, outline potential opportunities island by island, and consider opportunities to protect/enhance other goals and objectives in the corridor.
Day 1 – Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The team will conduct three working sessions to review opportunities island-by-island and potential corridor connections:
- West Corridor discussion – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Central Corridor discussion – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (with a lunch break)
- Upper Corridor discussion – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day 2 – Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The team will present revised and refined corridor opportunities based on Day 1 discussions for review and additional discussion.
Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Rd, Walnut Grove, CA 95690
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The Nature Conservancy (TNC), The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), the California Waterfowl Association (CWA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) own and manage approximately 50,000 acres of land in the Delta . These entities share many common regional objectives including flood management, agriculture sustainability, and conservation of aquatic, avian and terrestrial resources. In recognition of their capital Delta investments, the historical legacy of the Delta, and the State’s policies to rehabilitate the Delta ecosystem, these entities are seeking to coordinate and assist in collaborative efforts with each other and with interested parties to implement actions that will achieve common goals and objectives. Based on preliminary discussions of concepts, these entities believe that creation and enhancement of wildlife habitat could go hand-in-hand with levee improvements and maintenance, and sustainable agriculture to benefit not only to target species, but also flood protection, water quality and the local economic and social vitality. Specifically, this would be achieved by using public lands to develop an ecologically significant habitat corridor linking the northeast Delta with the central and western Delta while providing for Delta sustainability by addressing agriculture, subsidence, flood management, climate change, habitat loss, long-term land management, and water quality. The project partners believe this to be in alignment with Delta community interests.
It is expected that this effort will be informed by previous work relating to the corridor and surrounding area, including the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Aquatic Science Center (SFEI) Delta Renewed project, North Delta Improvements planning, Joint Venture planning, the Conservation Opportunity Region description included in the Delta Conservation Framework, and any other efforts deemed to be relevant and helpful. Further, it is expected that the resulting strategy will be a living document that should be reviewed and revised at regular intervals based on learning from actions taken within an adaptive management framework.
For more information on the Central Delta Corridor Partnership, please contact Campbell Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 375-2089.