Welcome to the Delta Protection Commission
The Delta Protection Commission is committed to the protection and health of the Delta. We protect, maintain, enhance and enrich the overall quality of the Delta environment and economy. We do this with a focus on agriculture, heritage, recreation, and natural resources while remaining mindful of the importance of the Delta to all Californians.
See Delta Protection Commission updates below or sign up for Delta Happenings to stay up-to-date with all the information you want, including community events and Delta agency meeting information. You can also browse our events calendar.
Job Opening at the Commission
We are recruiting an Executive Secretary who will act as the Clerk. Review the job posting and apply using your CalCareer account. If you do not already have a CalCareer Account, please create a new account to apply or to take the exam(s).
Executive Sec. I Exam – Exams for the Executive Secretary I are open and continuous (no end date at this time). Scheduling dates are set periodically and it’s a written exam in person. Seating is limited and scheduling for a specific exam date will conclude once all seats are filled. Minimum qualifications are 1 year of Office Technician or 3-years clerical work with 1 year that was “difficult secretarial work.”
Executive Sec. II Exam – Applicants fill out a “Training and Experience Evaluation” on-line with a continuous filing date (no end date at this time). Minimum qualifications are 1 year at Executive Secretary or 4-years clerical work with 2 years that were “difficult secretarial work.”
Contracting Opportunity to Support Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area (NHA)
As presented at the May 2019 Commission Meeting, the Delta Protection Commission is tasked with preparing a management plan for the NHA. To strategically resource the first three years, the Commission seeks the services of a Contractor well versed in project management and experienced in heritage planning, historical resources, and interpretive planning projects. The opportunity is being advertised through the state portal Cal eProcure. More details can be found on the Commission’s Contracting page.
Commission Meeting Audio Now Online
Audio from the July 18, 2019 Delta Protection Commission meeting is available online.
Accepting Applications for the Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC)
The Commission is seeking applications from individuals to serve as a volunteer on DPAC representing the following categories: Delta Recreation (1 position) and Conservation/Habitat Non-governmental Organization (1 position).
The application form (.doc) is available online. For more information on the Delta Protection Advisory Committee, please see the DPAC Charter. Applications are due by September 4, 2019. The Commission is anticipated to consider the appointments at its September 19 meeting in Clarksburg. See the DPAC webpage for more information.
New Reports Give Economic Data to Delta Residents and Policy Makers
The Delta Protection Commission is proud to announce the release of two important documents. These both take real economic and social data from the Delta, and give us a sketch of the Delta as an evolving place. Presentations on these documents were given by the researchers at Commission meetings in January 2018 and March 2019.
Delta Recreation and Tourism Survey Report
Socioeconomic Indicators Report
Summer 2019 Delta Voice
The Summer 2019 (PDF) issue of Delta Voice is here! Learn about bats in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, socioeconomic indicators for the Delta, Byron Hot Springs’ WWII History, Alameda – the sixth Delta county, honey bees, and summer events like the Delta Waterway Cleanup on September 21, 2019!
Subcommittee on Land Use and Resource Management Plan (LURMP) Update
The Delta Protection Commission is updating its LURMP – the land use plan that guides local government land use decisions in the Delta primary zone (interior Delta). The first subcommittee meeting was on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. The next subcommittee meeting is TBD.
April 24 subcommittee meeting documents included:
• Meeting agenda (PDF)
• Revised staff draft (PDF)
• Crosswalk document comparing existing LURMP with revised staff draft (PDF)
Visit the LURMP webpage for more information.
President Signs Bill Establishing Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area
On March 12, 2019, President Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, a large public lands bill that includes the establishment of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area (NHA). The Commission will be the local coordinating entity for the Delta NHA and has three years to prepare a management plan. See the press release (PDF) and the Delta National Heritage Area webpage for more information.
The Delta Protection Commission is currently collecting historical and cultural materials on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Selections and excerpts from these materials may be published in an anthology for high school and college readers as well as for those interested in learning more about this region’s rich culture and heritage. The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 30, 2019. See the Delta Anthology page for more information.
2018 Annual Report Available
CA WaterFix Updates
You can access the Commission’s comment letters on all the versions of the proposal, and view other Commission requests and actions, on our CA WaterFix page. Recent comment letters include:
- October 16, 2018 – The Commission submitted a comment letter (PDF) to the Delta Stewardship Council regarding the CA WaterFIX (DWR) Certification of Consistency with the Delta Plan.
- September 17, 2018 – The Commission submitted a comment letter (PDF) to the Department of Water Resources on the WaterFix Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (SEIR/EIS).
The Great California Delta Trail Beta Site
Visit our Beta site for the Great California Delta Trail! The Great California Delta Trail System was authorized in 2006 legislation in response to the growing demand for public access to the Delta’s natural resources, recognition of the importance of natural and rural places, and to acknowledge the value of outdoor recreation to healthy lives and communities. Share your feedback at email@example.com!
The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is issuing updates on their ongoing aquatic weed control programs. Delta residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for their mailings to stay informed.