Delta Fish Friendly Farming Program

Working in collaboration with farmers, the Delta Fish Friendly Farming (FFF) Program is designed to encourage best management practices and improve water quality around working lands in the Delta.

The Delta Conservancy, supported by funding from the California State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB), contracted nonprofit California Land Stewardship Institute (CLSI) to implement the program.

The Delta FFF Program seeks to implement best management practices to comprehensively manage pesticide inputs and improve water quality around Delta working lands (land used to support livelihoods). The SWRCB approved the FFF Program as an alternative compliance pathway for the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, which is an added benefit for farmers who participate in the voluntary program.

As of July 2022, just over 10,000 acres of farmland were enrolled in the Delta FFF Program.

Learn more about the Delta FFF Program by visiting CLSI’s website.

A Sacramento splittail resting on a person's left palm
A Sacramento splittail. Photo courtesy USFWS/Creative Commons license