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Funding Opportunity Announcement:

Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region has announced a funding opportunity of the Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants.  Eligible applicants include Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the CALFED Solution area within the State of California.  For more information, click here to view the Funding Opportunity Announcement.


Delta Conservancy Program and Policy Subcommittee Meeting – February 20, 2019

The next meeting of the Delta Conservancy Program and Policy Subcommittee is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Delta Conservancy offices, 1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6, West Sacramento, CA 95691.  The Agenda is now posted and available here.


Delta Conservancy’s 2019 Implementation Plan

The Delta Conservancy’s 2019 Implementation Plan details the Conservancy’s current projects meeting the goals in the Strategic Plan and is now available for view.  Learn more about our Strategic Plan.


Delta Public Lands Strategy – Now Available for Public Comment

The Delta Public Lands Strategy – Guidance for Conservation and Sustainability across the West, Central, and Northeast Delta is now available for public comment (updated 1/22/19).

Overview
Through 2018, the Delta Conservancy coordinated a public planning process to develop a high-level, integrated conservation strategy for publicly-funded lands in the west, central, and northeast Delta (see map). This collaborative planning process brought together landowners, agencies, and interested stakeholders to develop a high-level strategy for connecting investments in habitat conservation, flood protection and levee improvement, land management, and recreation and tourism to maximize benefits to the Delta ecosystem, regional economy, and water quality. This project was initially called the Central Delta Corridor Partnership. The document can be found here (updated 1/22/19).

Public Comment
The Delta Conservancy welcomes public comments on the final draft report until February 18, 2019. Comments may be submitted to:

Delta Public Lands Strategy
1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6
West Sacramento, CA 95691
contact@deltaconservancy.ca.gov


CDFW Releases Delta Conservation Framework

January 15, 2019 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released the Delta Conservation Framework as a comprehensive resource and guide for conservation planning in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta through 2050.

The framework provides a template for regional and stakeholder-led approaches to restoring ecosystem functions to the Delta landscape. It incorporates feedback from public workshops, planning efforts and the best available science on Delta ecosystem processes.

The Delta Conservation Framework includes broad goals that acknowledge the importance of effective communication, community engagement and education, making decisions based on science, and working collectively on conservation permitting and funding. The framework suggests multiple strategies that could be used by all Delta stakeholders to move conservation forward.

For more information and to view the Delta Conservation Framework, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/watersheds/dcf.


Delta Conservancy Board Meeting – January 23, 2019

The next Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Delta Conservancy offices, 1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6, West Sacramento, CA 95691.  The Agenda is now posted and available here:  Agenda.



Program and Policy Subcommittee Meeting – December 19, 2018

The next Program and Policy Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Delta Conservancy offices, 1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6, West Sacramento, CA 95691. The agenda is available here.


Delta Conservancy Board Meeting – December 10, 2018

The next Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Delta Conservancy offices, 1450 Halyard Drive, Suite 6, West Sacramento, CA 95691. The agenda and full Board meeting materials are available here.

Board members and members of the public may also participate at the
following alternate locations by teleconference:

3580 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90010

151 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030


Delta Conservancy Board Meeting – November 14, 2018

The next Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitors Center, 13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt, CA 95632. The agenda and full Board meeting materials are available here.

Update 11/14/18: As to not expose our staff, Board Members or the public to poor air quality conditions, our tour of the restoration project site at the Cosumnes River Preserve has been cancelled.  The Board Meeting will remain today as scheduled, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitors Center.



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