Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

Passed on March 12, 2019, S. 47 (John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act) established the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area (Delta NHA). As the local coordinating entity, the Commission’s first task is to prepare a management plan. For more information about National Heritage Areas, please visit the National Park Service website.

As part of the Commission’s work on Delta Heritage and the National Heritage Area, we engage in public education, historic preservation, tourism and recreation development, visitor amenities, and economic development activities, including:

  • Delta Anthology, a collection of writings intended for high school and college readers as well as for those interested in the region’s rich culture and heritage.
  • The Delta Heritage Courier electronic newsletter. Read the current February 2020 Delta Heritage Courier and signup to receive the monthly newsletter in your inbox.
  • The Delta Heritage Forum, a free, full-day event focused on efforts to preserve and tell Delta stories, opportunities for partnerships and collaboration, and networking. The 2020 Forum will be held on Tuesday, June 2. More information will be available soon.
  • The Delta Narratives project, which prepared essays that connected the history of the Delta to important regional and national trends and provided recommended actions to preserve and share these narratives. The report, essays, and appendices are available on the University of the Pacific website.
  • A fourth-grade Delta Narrative Curriculum.

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For more information contact Blake Roberts.