Thursday, March 14, 2013

Brown Administration Releases First Four Of Twelve Chapters of Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Today the administration of California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released the first four of 12 chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The four chapters released today include:
  • Introduction: background, planning goals, regulatory context, a description of the scope of the plan, overview of the planning process, and details of how the plan is organized.
  • Existing Ecological Conditions: historic and current ecological conditions in the Delta.
  • Conservation Strategy: biological goals and objectives and details of the 22 conservation measures.
  • Covered Activities: activities for which permits will be sought from regulatory agencies as a result of project proponents agreeing to implement the components of the plan upon its approval.
The chapters released today can be viewed here. A public meeting to discuss these chapters is scheduled for March 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 1250 Halyard Drive in West Sacramento.

Chapters to be released in coming weeks include those that describe:
  • the effects of the plan on ecosystem processes
  • plan implementation
  • governance structure
  • costs and funding sources
  • analysis of alternative ways to minimize harm to protected species
  • the role of independent science in the creation and implementation of the plan. 
The schedule for the BDCP can be viewed here.

For additional information regarding the BDCP please visit or contact Elizabeth Leeper or the KMTG attorney with whom you normally consult.

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