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Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment Open House
Join us at this Open House to hear more about the science informing the development of the ecosystem amendment and to provide your input.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
This Open House will no longer take place in Walnut Grove. Instead, it will be held at the Courtland Auditorium.
146 Primasing Avenue
Courtland, CA 95615
This event is free and open to the public.
In the Delta Reform Act, the goal of protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem is coequal to the goal of providing a more reliable water supply for California. The Act also requires that both goals must be accomplished while protecting and enhancing the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place.
The Delta Plan is the Council’s enforceable long-term management plan that governs actions and makes recommendations aimed at furthering the coequal goals. Adopted in 2013, the Delta Plan envisioned amendments to adjust to changing circumstances, as well as regular five-year reviews to ensure that it is making adequate progress to meet its goals and objectives.
Chapter 4 of the Delta Plan focuses on the Delta ecosystem. Protecting, restoring, and enhancing the ecosystem means successfully establishing a resilient, functioning estuary capable of supporting viable populations of native resident and migratory species. The Ecosystem Amendment will:
- Consider the past and future effects of climate change and sea level rise.
- Be informed by best available interdisciplinary science.
- Incorporate adaptive management practices; learn from our experiences.
- Identify desired landscape-scale ecological outcomes; learn from others.
The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two 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." (CA Water Code §85054)