Tribal Engagement

Sacramento and San Joaquin Watersheds

A picture of tidal wetlands in the Yolo Bypass, with tule rush and water.

The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan covers lands within the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley watersheds. This large geographical area includes the ancestral territories of numerous California Native American Tribes.

DWR is committed to a robust, collaborative and transparent Tribal engagement process that provides for meaningful government-to-government consultation, information sharing, and opportunities for input. Our engagement is guided by DWR’s Tribal Engagement Policy, Public Resources Code section 21080.3.1 Assembly Bill 52, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the California Natural Resources Agency’s Tribal Consultation Policy. The CVFPP planning process aims to incorporate the interests, needs, and concerns of Tribes culturally and traditionally affiliated with the CVFPP planning area.

 

DWR Tribal Engagement – Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: 2012 to Present

Below is a record of DWR CVFPP Tribal engagement activities for each five-year update of the CVFPP.

DWR is conducting government-to-government consultation with all Tribal governments that requested consultation with DWR pursuant to the California Public Resources Code or DWR’s Tribal Engagement Policy. For confidentiality reasons, DWR is not disclosing any sensitive information shared during consultation. An overview of various informational meetings and general correspondence with Tribal representatives are listed below with links to presentations and other materials.

Tribal Contact

For more information on the CVFPP or DWR Tribal engagement processes, please contact DWR’s Tribal Policy Advisor, Anecita Agustinez, at:

Email:

Phone: (916) 653-8726

CVFPP Resources

  • CVFPP Planning Area maps -- Pending
  • AB 52 Tribal Consultation Notification List
  • 2012 CVFPP Final Program Environmental Impact Report (Refer to CVFPP link)
  • 2017 CVFPP Final Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report (Refer to CVFPP link)