Delta Protection Advisory Committee

The Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) provides recommendations to the Delta Protection Commission on diverse interests within the Delta, including the Delta’s ecosystem, water supply, socioeconomic sustainability, recreation, agriculture, flood control, environment, water resources, utility infrastructure and other Delta issues. This fifteen-member committee is appointed by the Commission and meets regularly; members serve three-year terms and may be re-appointed. Meetings are open to the public and everyone’s input is welcome; meetings are held 5-6 times per year in Walnut Grove.

Accepting Applications

Accepting Applications for Delta Recreation and 
Conservation/Habitat Non-governmental Organization Members

The Delta Protection Commission is advised by a Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC), a 15 member volunteer body consisting of representatives of diverse interests within the Delta. Members are appointed by the Commission for an initial term of up to three years and may be re-appointed. DPAC generally meets 5-6 times a year in Walnut Grove. The Commission strives for diversity in representation on DPAC, including geographic diversity throughout the entire Delta region. Current work activities of DPAC include input on the update of the Commission’s Land Use and Resource Management Plan, update of the Commission’s Economic Sustainability Plan, Delta Trail Master Plan, and other matters.

The Commission is seeking applications from individuals to serve 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.

Delta Protection Advisory Committee Meetings

Next meeting TBD

Land Use and Resource Management Plan Update – Public Meetings

The Delta Protection Advisory Committee held three meetings to receive comments from the public on the Commission’s update of its Land Use and Resource Management Plan (LURMP), the Commission’s plan for local government land use in the Delta primary zone.

February 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM – Roberts Union Farm Center, 4925 Howard Rd, Stockton, CA 95206 (MAP)
Agenda (PDF)

February 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM – Big Break Visitor Center, 69 Big Break Rd, Oakley, CA 94561 (MAP)
Agenda (PDF)

February 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM – Walnut Grove Library, 14177 Market St, Walnut Grove, CA 95690 (MAP)
Agenda (PDF)

Staff welcomes verbal and written comments on the staff draft at the meetings.

Visit the Land Use and Resource Management Plan webpage for the latest version of the document, dates and times for Subcommittee Meetings, and more information.

Advisory Committee Members

  • Delta Agriculture:  David Strecker, Strecker Ranch and D&A Farms and Reni Della Maggiore
  • Delta Business:  Gilbert Labrie, Architect and Barbara Daly, Delta Heartbeat Tours
  • Delta Conservation/Habitat:  Craig Watanabe, Tuscany Research Institute and VACANT
  • Delta Flood Entity:  Melinda Terry, California Central Valley Flood Control Association
  • Delta General Public: Sam Arditi  (Discovery Bay)
  • Delta Organization:  Mark Pruner, North Delta C.A.R.E.S.
  • Delta Recreation:  Kathy Bunton, Delta Kayak Adventures and Linda Gifford (Rio Vista)
  • Delta Utility/Infrastructure: Sam Garcia, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Delta Water Exporter:  Russ Ryan, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, State and Federal Contractors Water Agency
  • State Agency:  Jim Starr, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Edward Hard, California Department of Parks and Recreation

We maintain DPAC meeting documents on this website for three years. For documents from prior years, email the Commission Clerk at or call 916-375-4800 with your request. We will be happy to assist you in finding the information you require.

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