Delta Protection Advisory Committee member appointed

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Steven Hutchason

HOOD, Calif. (March 8, 2024) – The Delta Protection Commission appointed Steven Hutchason to the Delta Protection Advisory Commission (DPAC) on Thursday.

Hutchason is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Wilton Rancheria, a tribe whose indigenous territory encompasses Sacramento County. He is a descendent of the first people of the Delta.

Hutchason fills a new tribal-representative seat that was added in September when the Commission voted to expand DPAC. It also added a general public seat, bringing the committee size to 17. Hutchason will serve a three-year term.

DPAC provides recommendations to the Delta Protection Commission on diverse interests within the Delta, including the Delta’s socioeconomic sustainability, recreation, agriculture, flood control, environment, utility infrastructure, and other Delta issues.

The Committee was created by the Delta Protection Act, Public Resources Code Section 29753(a).