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Welcome to the Delta Protection Commission

The Delta Protection Commission is committed to the protection and health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California. 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. Valuing the needs of the Delta as well as the needs of the State is fundamental to achieving the Commission’s vision: an ideal synthesis of cultural, ecological, and agricultural values in a sustainable, healthy, and celebrated way of life.



Commission Meeting Calendar

Thursday, March 18, 2021
4:00 PM
Remote Meeting Only; No Physical Meeting Location

The agenda, information about participating by Zoom or telephone, and submitting public comments, will be available on March 8.

View upcoming and past Commission meetings, including agendas, associated documents, meeting minutes, and audio archives.



What’s New

See our updates below, browse our events calendar, and sign up for Delta Happenings to stay up-to-date with all the information you want, including community events and Delta agency meeting information.


We are Hiring!

The Commission is seeking an Office Technician. The final filing date is March 10, 2021.

Job Description and Duties

As supervised by Assistant Executive Director, the Office Technician (Typing) will provide a full range of complex clerical and administrative services for Commission staff. This position requires the incumbent to be proficient in computer programs such as Adobe and Microsoft Office. Candidates should be able to present ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing.

You will find additional information about the job including the Duty Statement in the Job Announcement.

The successful completion of the State’s Office Technician (Typing) exam must be prior to the application unless transferring as a state employee.

Applicants must also have a current typing certificate. Applicants using education to meet the minimum qualifications of this classification must provide a photocopy or scan of their official transcripts.

Improved Broadband Access in the Delta

Through the community action planning process, broadband infrastructure was identified as an essential utility needed to serve residents, businesses (including agricultural operations), and visitors. Broadband access supports economic growth and connects individuals and households to business, government, health, safety, and educational resources. Proper infrastructure and education around this technology are necessary for communities to fully participate in society, democracy, and economy. For more information, visit our Community Action Planning webpage.

CalSPEED Demo: Improving Your Broadband Internet in the Delta

Join us and Valley Vision for a virtual workshop on Thursday, February 25, 2021 via Zoom. For more information, visit the event pages:

Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) Meeting

The DPAC meeting is Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM. The agenda includes a report from Sea Grant Social Science Extension Specialist, a report on Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority Stakeholder Engagement Committee, ESP Recreation and Tourism recommendations, proposed edits to Vision 2030 (Commission strategic plan), a report on proposed Delta Cross Channel improvements, and proposed Commission guiding principles for Delta Adapts (DSC climate adaptation project). For information, visit the DPAC webpage and see the DPAC meeting agenda (PDF) for details on joining online or by phone.

Delta National Heritage Area Management Plan Advisory Committee Meeting

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Management Plan Advisory Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The agenda includes the selection of NHA Advisory Committee Vice Chair, a discussion of potential interpretive themes, an update on NHA Advisory Task Group formation, the NHA Management Plan schedule for 2021, and a review of National Heritage Area best practices and preferred focus areas. For information, visit the National Heritage Area webpage and see the Delta NHA meeting agenda (PDF) for details on joining online or by phone.

2020 Annual Report

We are proud to announce the release of the 2020 Annual Report. It is our mission to support agriculture, recreation, cultural heritage, and natural resources in the Delta. We continue our dedication to that mission through the ongoing advancement of our Strategic Plan (Vision 2030) while being adaptable to emerging challenges and opportunities.

Delta Community Design Study Recommendations Report

The Commission has released the Delta Community Design Study Recommendations Report (PDF), which describes physical improvements to Sacramento River Delta communities based on meetings and surveys conducted in 2020.

Commission Meeting Video Now Online

Commission meeting video from the January 21, 2021 Delta Protection Commission meeting is available online.

Winter 2021 Delta Voice

The Winter 2021 Delta Voice (PDF) is here! Learn about Delta rice production and exports, recreational birding, Isleton’s Iva Walton, regional art deco architecture, and Delta broadband efforts.

Draft Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) Recreation and Tourism Chapter Update

Initiated in 2019, the Recreation and Tourism section update includes a review of recreation and tourism studies completed after 2012 and the results of five focus groups held between March and April 2020. A draft of the updated chapter includes best available current data, analysis of visitation, economic activity, and emerging recreation and tourism trends.

Commission staff received input on the draft update in December 2020 and January 2021 via virtual public workshops. The videos and meeting summaries from those workshops will be available soon on the Regional Economy webpage.

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

On March 12, 2019, 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), was signed into law. The Commission will be the local coordinating entity for the Delta NHA and has three years to prepare a management plan. See the Delta National Heritage Area webpage for more information.

Aquatic Weeds

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 aquatic weed control updates to stay informed.

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Primary and Secondary Zones

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Map Print Delta Map (PDF)

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