Delta Stewardship Council meeting Sept. 27: National Heritage Area designation for the Delta, water rights enforcement and the EPA’s Action Plan

National Heritage Area designation for the Delta, increased authority for the State Water Board, and the EPA’s Bay-Delta Action Plan were some of the items on the agenda for the September 27, 2012 Delta Stewardship Council meeting. THE DELTA AS A NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Mike Machado and Alex Westhoff from the Delta Protection Commission are asking for the Council’s support […]

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A chat with Chris Knopp, new Executive Officer of the Delta Stewardship Council

Last week, the Delta Stewardship Council announced the selection of Chris Knopp as the new Executive Officer to replace the retiring Joe Grindstaff. Filling Mr. Grindstaff’s shoes won’t be easy, but Mr. Knopp seems up to the task.  A pilot and a longtime California resident, he earned his BS in Forestry at UC Berkley and his MS in Watershed Science at […]

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Delta Stewardship Council’s comprehensive Delta Plan rounds the bend towards the finish line

A comprehensive policy blueprint for the beleaguered Delta inched ever nearer towards completion as the Delta Stewardship Council reviewed minor changes of the last draft of the Delta Plan and prepared for the final phases of the planning process. Over two years in the making, the Delta Plan is the state’s overarching policy blueprint for achieving the mandated coequal goals […]

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Delta Stewardship Council meeting 8/23/12: Near-term actions, the Coalition for Delta Projects, and a BDCP update

The Delta Stewardship Council held a one-day public meeting on August 23, in Sacramento.  Councilmembers Phil Isenberg, Randy Fiorini, Gloria Gray, Hank Nordhoff, and Don Nottoli were present. Among the items on the agenda, the Council considered near term actions for the Delta, heard about the stakeholder-driven Coalition for Delta Projects, received an update on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, and […]

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Delta Stewardship Council meeting 8/23/12: Near-term actions, the Coalition for Delta Projects, and a BDCP update

The Delta Stewardship Council held a one-day public meeting on August 23, in Sacramento.  Councilmembers Phil Isenberg, Randy Fiorini, Gloria Gray, Hank Nordhoff, and Don Nottoli were present. Among the items on the agenda, the Council considered near term actions for the Delta, heard about the stakeholder-driven Coalition for Delta Projects, received an update on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, and […]

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Delta Stewardship Council’s final Delta Plan incorporates some, but not all, of the Delta Protection Commission’s Economic Sustainability Plan recommendations

The Delta Stewardship Council has completed its review of the Delta Protection Commission’s Economic Sustainability Plan, fully accepting seventeen of the thirty-eight recommendations while not accepting one recommendation and partially accepting eight other recommendations. The Delta Protection Commission is the State agency charged with planning for land use and management of the primary zone of the Delta.  The Delta Reform […]

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