When the State pivoted away from the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan in 2015, it became critical that the Council undertake the proposed Ecosystem Amendment to fill a gap in regional restoration efforts; consider changed conditions in land use, climate, and regulations; and incorporate the latest restoration science and practices. Read frequently asked questions about the proposed Ecosystem Amendment and Draft PEIR.
The proposed Ecosystem Amendment provides guidance describing how to implement restoration in the Delta through policies, recommendations, and performance measures that are based on extensive stakeholder outreach and grounded in best available science. Reaching this PEIR milestone represents an important step in the public engagementprocess regarding the proposed Ecosystem Amendment’s environmental impacts and benefits.
The Councilwas charged with developing and implementing a comprehensive, long-term, legally enforceable plan –theDelta Plan– to guide how federal, State, and local agencies manage the Delta’s natural resources. As the region evolves, so must our collective understanding and management of it. To reflect the best available science and broad stakeholder input, the Council has amended the Delta Plan five times.