Advisory Committee on Implementation of Habitat-Related Issues Identified in the 2017 Update of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan

(Advisory Committee)

The Advisory Committee is established pursuant to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board’s Resolution 2017-10 Resolved numbers 3, 5, 6, 18, 21-25 and is consistent with Water Code §§ 9620 thru 9625.

Advisory Committee Charter adopted on October 13, 2017

Objective and Scope. The objective of the Advisory Committee is to provide recommendations to the Board on the implementation of habitat-related issues articulated in the adopted 2017 Update of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP).  The Advisory Committee shall be informed by the Board’s 2016 Conservation Strategy Advisory Committee Recommendations report, which was developed by stakeholder consensus. The Advisory Committee shall give consideration to the following:

  1. Vegetation on levees, recognizing that the USACE is considering revising its vegetation policy. (Resolution #21)
  2. Methods to improve permitting in general.
  3. Funding and development of standardized criteria for the permitting of multi-benefit projects. (Resolution #24b)
  4. Support of a process by which resource agencies participate in early parallel review of proposed encroachments or flood system improvements. (Resolution #24c)
  5. Development of multi-benefit projects.
  6. Protection of and uplift for endangered species.
  7. Develop an approach for multi-benefit O&M for SPFC channels and bypasses.


This webpage will provide meeting agendas, presentations, and materials for meetings schedule post 2017 CVFPP Update adoption.

  • May 24, 2018 – 9am – 12pm, CVFPB Office, Joint Operations Center, 3310 El Camino Ave., Suite 170, Sacramento, CA 95821, Room 112
  • January 24, 2018 – 1:30 – 4:00pm, Joint Operations Center, 3310 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821, Room LL20
  • December 13, 2018 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Joint Operations Center, 3310 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821, Suite 170, CVFPB Conference Room
    • Agenda
    • Notes from Tracking breakout session
    • Notes from Permitting and Multi-Benefit Operation & Maintenance breakout session


At the August 22, 2014 meeting, the Board heard from stakeholders expressing their desire that the Conservation Strategy and the Plan include metrics for analyzing the Water Code § 9616(a)(9) requirement that the Plan, “Increase and improve the quantity, diversity, and connectivity of riparian, wetland, flood plain, and shaded riverine aquatic habitats, including the agricultural and ecological values of these lands.” The stakeholders requested the Board to activate the Advisory Committee (Committee) denoted in Resolution 2012-25 Resolved 11(d), to advise the Board on measurable objectives being drafted as part of the Conservation Strategy.

At the September 26, 2014 meeting, the Board activated the Committee and appointed Board representatives Vice President Emma Suarez and Clyde Macdonald, with President Bill Edgar and Secretary Jane Dolan as alternates. The purpose of the Committee is to provide expertise to the Board on how to review the update to the 2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (Plan) update and how the Conservation Strategy and its measurable objectives relate.

Advisory Committee meetings are held on a regular basis, to receive meeting invites please contact:

Ruth Darling
Senior Environmental Scientist
Central Valley Flood Protection Board