Welcome to the Delta Protection Commission

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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. 

Commission Calendar

Commission Meeting – Thursday, November 21, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
West Sacramento – TBD

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

Fall 2019 Delta Voice

The Fall 2019 (PDF) issue of Delta Voice is here! Learn about flood alerts and evacuations, the pre-European Delta, pumpkin agriculture and pumpkin patches (plus a fun recipe!), ag tech and rural broadband, salmon, and fall events like the Bass Derby, Holiday Home Tour, Delta agency meetings, and more!

Connecting the Delta: Broadband Action Plan

Commission staff is working on improving broadband infrastructure in the five legacy communities that have participated in the community action planning processes. Valley Vision prepared the Broadband Action Plan to assess existing infrastructure and provide recommendations for next steps.

Broadband Action Plan – August 2019 (PDF)

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.

The Nomination Period is Open for the 2020 Delta Leadership Program 

Please consider nominating individuals whom you consider a potential – or existing – leader in the Delta community and who would find this kind of top-level development and networking opportunity to be valuable. We encourage nominations from all walks of Delta life – agriculture, law enforcement, local government, non-profit organizations, local business, tourism and hospitality sectors and more. The Nomination Form PDF  / Word Doc is available. The nomination period for the 2020 Delta Leadership Program closes Friday, October 18, 2019. Learn more about the Delta Leadership Program.

Commission Meeting Audio Now Online

Audio from the July 18, 2019 Delta Protection Commission meeting is available online.


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

Recreation & Tourism in the Delta: A Study of Preferences for Activities and Facilities, Information Sources, and Economic Contributions of Delta Events (PDF) – May 2019

Socioeconomic Indicators Report

Socioeconomic Indicators Report: The Sacramento San Joaquin Delta (PDF) – January 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.

2018 Annual Report Available

The Annual Report (PDF) reviews actions in 2018 in terms of the Vision 2030 Strategic Plan (PDF), tracking progress towards the fulfillment of Commission goals.

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 submit@delta.ca.gov!

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 mailings to stay informed.

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