NHA Management Plan Advisory Committee
The Delta Protection Commission is the entity responsible for preparing a management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area, which was created by Congress in 2019 (PDF).
To advance that goal, the Commission created a 15-member volunteer NHA Management Plan Advisory Committee – read its charter (PDF) – to develop the plan.
The NHA Committee is scheduled to meet every month until the management plan is approved by the Secretary of the Interior. However, the meeting scheduled for Sept. 7 has been canceled.
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The Advisory Committee’s Progress
So far, the committee has completed the following sections of the management plan:
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area is a partnership coalition working together to recognize, enhance, and promote the National Heritage Area as an ecological, agricultural, recreational, historical, and cultural treasure.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area supports living links among the past, present, and future and among farmed, developed, and wild lands in the Delta, Suisun Marsh, and the Carquinez Strait. This globally significant estuary sustains a remarkable and diverse blend of natural and human communities that have emerged over millennia. Through partnerships, SSJDNHA affirms and protects this living landscape – the appreciation of Delta cultures, relationships with water and landscapes, rewards of labor and commerce, and the revitalizing benefits of recreation – and shares it with Californians and visitors from around the world
National Heritage Area goals
Goal 1: Guided by interpretation, and through institutional leadership and community projects, promote and instill an evolving understanding and appreciation of the historical and ongoing changes in the Delta’s land, water, wildlife, and communities.
Goal 2: Steward the heritage and culture of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, by identifying, preserving, conserving, and enhancing the unique identity, resources, and living traditions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Goal 3: Support sustainable tourism and economic development by encouraging responsible use of, and visitation to, the Delta’s unique resources and communities.
Goal 4: Connect and support collaboration among governmental and non-governmental partners, businesses, and residents to establish a brand that readily identifies the Delta NHA and increases public awareness.
Bruce Blodgett (Chair)
Elizabeth Patterson (Vice Chair)
Ex Officio Members
Karen Buhr, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
Herbert “Lou” Griffin, Wilton Rancheria
Jeff Henderson, Delta Stewardship Council
Matthew Moore, United Auburn Indian Community
Michael Moran, East Bay Regional Park District
Trevor Rice, National Park Service
John Takekawa, Suisun Resource Conservation District