California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP)

NCCP Plan Summary – Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Photo of Delta smelt, courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Delta Smelt

California map indicating location of plan area
Map of Bay Delta plan area

Documents and Status

Document Status
Planning Agreement (PDF) Signed in 2006, with 2 signatories added in 2007
Independent Science Advisors Reports – Aquatic, Non-aquatic and Adaptive Management (PDF files) Completed in 2007, 2008, 2009
Plan Documents Administrative Draft in Progress
Environmental Review Documents (e.g. EIR, EIS) Initiated in 2008
Implementing Agreement (PDF) Draft Available for Public Comment, May 2014
Findings and NCCP Permit  

Lead Planning Entity

California Natural Resources Agency

Signatories to the planning agreement

  • California Natural Resources Agency
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7
  • San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority
  • Westlands Water District
  • Mirant Delta
  • Contra Costa Water District
  • American Rivers
  • Environmental Defense
  • The Natural Heritage Institute
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Bay Institute
  • California Department of Water Resources
  • United States Bureau of Reclamation
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California