Delta as Place

“The basic goals of the state for the Delta are the following: Achieve the two coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place.” – Delta Reform Act, Public Resources Code § 29702 (a)

This statement recognizes that the Delta, in addition to being California’s water hub and a fragile and crucially important ecosystem, is also a PLACE – a place for people, homes and businesses, and a place filled with human history, cultural richness and diversity.

Since 2015, the Commission has convened a Delta as Place Interagency Working Group to facilitate and encourage implementation of “Delta as Place” policies and recommendations identified in the Delta Plan and beyond. The group is comprised of managers, technical staff and planners across state, local and federal agencies with land management, infrastructure, conservation, regulatory, research or potential funding roles in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh. It meets quarterly at locations around the Delta.

For more information contact Virginia Gardiner.