Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Management Plan Advisory Committee

Accepting Applications

The Delta Reform Act of 2009 and Delta Plan called on the Delta Protection Commission (Commission) to pursue federal designation of the Delta as a National Heritage Area (NHA). Legislation establishing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area and designating the Commission as the local coordinating entity was signed into law on March 12, 2019. The Commission’s first primary task is to prepare and receive approval from the Secretary of Interior for a management plan to guide the NHA’s activities for the next ten to fifteen years.

The Commission is creating a 15-member volunteer body called the National Heritage Area Management Plan Advisory Committee (NHA Advisory Committee) to provide the Commission and a Commission subcommittee with recommendations on the development of the Management Plan and to seek input from diverse stakeholders. The NHA Advisory Committee will generally meet quarterly.

The Commission strives for diversity in representation on the NHA Advisory Committee, including geographic, cultural, and multigenerational representation from across the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta NHA (see map of NHA boundaries (PDF)).  The Commission is looking to appoint 15 members that have an interest in Delta and Carquinez Strait heritage to the NHA Advisory Committee at its November 19, 2020 meeting. The expected term of the NHA Advisory Committee will be through successful approval of the Management Plan by the Secretary of the Interior (expected by June 2023).

The application form (PDF) is available. For more information on the NHA and the NHA Advisory Committee, please see the NHA factsheet (PDF) and NHA Advisory Committee Charter (PDF). Applications are due by 5:30 PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and can be sent to

For more information contact Blake Roberts.