Tribal engagement is an important component of every major project led by the State of California, providing an opportunity for government-to-government consultation, and collaboration and coordination between Tribal leaders and project proponents. Guided by the Governor’s Executive Order B-10-11, the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) Tribal Engagement Policy, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and state policies regarding consultation with California Native American Tribes, the Delta conveyance planning process will include significant Tribal engagement. This includes engagement with California Native American Tribes on Tribal Cultural Resources (TCRs) in accordance with the requirements of CEQA (Sections 21080.3.1, 21080.3.2, 21082.3), commonly referred to as AB 52 requirements (added to CEQA through Assembly Bill 52 of 2014).
DWR is committed to a robust, collaborative and transparent Tribal engagement process that provides for meaningful information sharing and opportunities for input. Below is a record of all DWR Delta conveyance planning process Tribal engagement activities by year.