Delta Protection Commission
The mission of the Delta Protection Commission is to adaptively protect, maintain, and where possible, enhance and restore the overall quality of the Delta environment consistent with the Delta Protection Act, and the Land Use and Resource Management Plan for the Primary Zone. This includes, but is not limited to, agriculture, wildlife habitat, and recreational activities. The goal of the Commission is to ensure orderly, balanced conservation and development of Delta land resources and improved flood protection.
- DELTA PROTECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE NEXT MEETING: December 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., at the Walnut Grove Public Library. See the public meeting notice and agenda.
- BAY DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN (BDCP) PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS DECEMBER 13. Check back for comments.
- DELTA PROTECTION COMMISSION NEXT MEETING: January 23, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in West Sacramento. Check back for public meeting notice and agenda.
- DPC ELECTS LARRY RUHSTALLER AS NEW CHAIR. See the press release.
- ERIK VINK JOINS DPC AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. The DPC is pleased to announce that Erik Vink will serve as DPC's Executive Director, effective August 27, 2013. See the press release.
- DPC FORMALLY OPPOSES BDCP. At its May 23, 2013 meeting, the Commission voted to oppose the Bay Delta Conservation Plan as currently proposed. See the letter here.
- DELTA PROTECTION COMMISSION REQUESTS REVIEW OF PORTFOLIO-BASED BDCP CONCEPTUAL ALTERNATIVE. See the Commission's February 1, 2013 letter to Secretaries Ken Salazar and John Laird.
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Recognizing the unique natural resources of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the growing demands for public access to these resources, and the increasing recognition of the importance of outdoor recreation, the Governor signed, Senate Bill 1556 (Senator Torlakson) supporting the creation of a Delta trail network. The DPC has been mandated to facilitate and complete the feasibility and planning process for the Trail.
The DPC has facilitated discussions among the five Delta Counties and other partners to address the growing environmental and enforcement problems of abandoned vessels in the Delta.
Eighty Percent of the trash entering our Delta waterways comes from sources on land. Each year, the Commission actively participates in the California Coastal/River/Creek Clean-up Day by hosting a site in the five Delta Counties.
The Commission's Land Use and Resource Management Plan (Management Plan) was last updated on February 25, 2010. The Management Plan outlines the long-term land use requirements for the Primary Zone of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The Lower Yolo Bypass is the southern most portion of Yolo Bypass (Bypass )including Prospect and Liberty Island, Little Holland Tract, Ryer Island, Egbert Tract and other adjacent properties. The Bypass is a leveed, 59,000-acre floodplain on the west side of the lower Sacramento River in California’s Yolo and Solano Counties.
The Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) shall include information and recommendations that inform the Delta Stewardship Council's policies regarding the socioeconomic sustainability of the Delta region.
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Delta Protection Advisory Committee
A place designated by the United States Congress where natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally-distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography.
The project promotes ways to assist farmers in integrating agricultural activities with ecosystem restoration. The DPC has a collaborative partnership with Ducks Unlimited, Hart Restoration Inc., and local landowners.
In collaboration with the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Delta Counties Emergency Response Team, the DPC is facilitating Delta-wide coordination and planning for effective emergency preparedness and response across jurisdictional boundaries.