Land Use and Resource Management Plan

Translation Service Notice


A primary function of the Commission is to maintain and implement a resource management plan for the Primary Zone of the Delta. The Land Use and Resource Management Plan guides projects impacting land use, agriculture, natural resources, water, levees, and utilities and infrastructure. General plans and projects in the five Delta counties must be consistent with the Management Plan, and are subject to review by the Commission. The Commission also comments on projects in the Secondary Zone that have the potential to impact the Primary Zone. The Commission acts as an appeal body if a project in the Primary Zone is challenged as inconsistent with the Management Plan. If the appeal is upheld, the proposed project must be brought into conformity with the Management Plan before it can proceed.

The Commission’s Land Use and Resource Management Plan


last updated in 2010. A downloadable version is available here.

Follow our Land Use and Resource Management Plan update progress. Staff is working with local land use planners the Delta stakeholder community and partner State agencies to develop an update to the current Land Use and Resource Management Plan.


Public Comments

We welcome any comments and/or questions that you may have. Please contact:

Melinda Dorin, Program Manager
Fax: (916) 376-3962
Phone: (916) 375-4882

Delta Protection Commission
2101 Stone Blvd. Suite 240
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Previous Meetings and Workshops

September 21, 2017, Delta Protection Commission Meeting
Staff initiated the update to the Land Use and Resource Management Plan with a presentation of the staff proposal and a request for a subcommittee to be appointed by the Commission. The report was received and the request was granted.

August 10, 2017 Delta Protection Advisory Committee Meeting

Staff and the DPAC discussed the proposed update and opportunities for future collaboration and input.


June 12, 2017 Workshop with local planners
Staff held a workshop with planners from the 5 Delta Counties and several Delta cities. An overview of the current Land Use and Resource Management Plan was given. Updates to local land use projects and plans in the Delta were discussed.


July 21, 2016 Delta Protection Commission Meeting
The Land Use and Resource Management Plan was discussed as an information item. Staff gave a report on why an update is necessary and a proposal to proceed.