Land Use and Resource Management Plan
A primary function of the Commission is to maintain and implement a resource management plan for the Primary Zone of the Delta. The Land Use and Resource Management Plan guides projects impacting land use, agriculture, natural resources, water, levees, and utilities and infrastructure. General plans and projects in the five Delta counties must be consistent with the Management Plan, and are subject to review by the Commission. The Commission also comments on projects in the Secondary Zone that have the potential to impact the Primary Zone. The Commission acts as an appeal body if a project in the Primary Zone is challenged as inconsistent with the Management Plan. If the appeal is upheld, the proposed project must be brought into conformity with the Management Plan before it can proceed.
The Commission’s Land Use and Resource Management Plan was last updated in 2010. A downloadable version is available here.