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Strategic Plan Establishes Conservancy as Partner and Leader
Establishing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy as a valuable partner and leader in Delta restoration and economic development activities are at the core of the recently adopted Strategic Plan.
The Strategic Plan lists the six goals of the Conservancy for the next five years; specific objectives and strategies for each of the six goals also are included in the plan as are potential actions the Conservancy may take to achieve its goals. (See goals in box below.)
In addition to the goals, objectives, and strategies, the plan also outlines the four potential roles for the Conservancy in the next few years. These four roles are contingent upon the combination of funding and completed planning efforts such as the Delta Plan or the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan and are categorized as stages in the plan.
Stage 1 roles are with little or no funding and include the Conservancy as entrepreneur (without plans) or as broker (with plans); Stage 2 roles occur when the Conservancy has sufficient funding to be either a catalyzer (without plans) or a project-builder (with plans). The Conservancy’s priorities are shaped by the interaction of funding and plans.
“Completing the Strategic Plan a full nine months before the deadline allows us to more fully participate in many of the processes, such as the Delta Plan and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, so we can make sure those processes know and understand the issues and concerns of the Conservancy and its constituents,” Campbell Ingram, executive director, said.
The plan underwent extensive public review processes, including eight public meetings throughout the Delta and a comment review period. The Conservancy also individually interviewed many Delta residents, local government officials, farmers, and business leaders for their input on the plan.
View the entire Strategic Plan online or obtain a printed copy by calling the Conservancy’s office at 916-375-2084.
Delta Conservancy Goals
- Establish the Conservancy as a valuable partner with Delta growers, agriculture-related businesses, and residents in protecting and enhancing the Delta’s agricultural and working landscapes and sense of place
- Lead economic enhancement activities that support the Delta ecosystem and economy
- Lead efforts in protecting, enhancing, and restoring the Delta ecosystem in coordination with other governmental and non-governmental entities and citizens in the Delta
- Establish the Conservancy as a leader in gathering and communicating scientific and practical information about the Delta ecosystem and economy
- Create an effective organization based on principles of community service, collaboration, coordination, appropriate transparency, and efficient use of resources to fulfill the Conservancy’s mission and deliver its programs
- Establish a stable, diversified, and self-sustaining funding base of the Conservancy