Admin Measure Summary
DWR, CDFW, the Delta Protection Commission, the Delta Conservancy, and other state agencies work with local resource conservation districts and other local agencies and districts to adaptively manage agricultural land management practices to improve habitat conditions for native bird and fish species.
Local agencies and districts, including resource conservation districts (RCD), reclamation districts (RD), water districts, and other Delta land stewardship entities should identify best practices to halt subsidence and support native species on working lands within their respective jurisdictions.
RCDs are locally governed special districts of the state dedicated to conservation and stewardship of agricultural and natural resources and are therefore well-suited to improve agricultural land management practices in a manner that benefits species and allows for continued agricultural productivity, while avoiding unintended consequences for nearby landowners. Some RDs and water districts are actively engaged in implementing pilot projects to halt or reverse subsidence.
Delta Plan Strategy
Protect Land for Restoration and Safeguard Against Land Loss
Delta Plan Recommendation
ER RD Funding to Enhance Working Landscapes
State agencies should be provided with funding in order to provide resources and support to Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs), Reclamation Districts (RDs), and other local agencies and districts, in their efforts to restore ecosystem function or improve agricultural land management practices that support native species. State agencies should work with RCDs, RDs, and other local agencies and districts, to adaptively manage agricultural land management practices to improve habitat conditions for native species.