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 schedule for the public workshops will be available here once finalized.
As the planning process is underway, all notices and materials related to this planning effort will be posted here.
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.