As directed by the Governor’s Executive Order B-10-11 and the California Natural Resources Agency policy regarding consultation with California Native American Tribes, the Department of Water Resources is conducting government-to-government consultation on the EIR/EIS for the BDCP/California WaterFix.
Regional meetings were held across the state as a means to provide information and solicit input on the project. In addition, any tribe interested in further consultation with DWR may request consultation and that request will be facilitated in the most appropriate manner for both parties.
This page contains past meeting information, future meeting details and other relevant tribal engagement news related to the proposed project. Check it often to stay updated, informed, and engaged on the project.
DWR Tribal Engagement - California WaterFix: 2015 - 2016
July 24, 2015 - Tribal Monitor Workshop/Tribal Informational Update Meeting - provided to United Auburn Indian Colony for Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
July 30, 2015 - Tribal Government Meeting with Wilton Rancheria
July 31, 2015 - Tribal Government Meeting with Shingle Springs Band of Miwoks
August 5, 2015 - Tribal Informational Meeting with California Indian Water Commission and Bureau of Indian Affairs
August 18, 2015 - Tribal Government Meeting with Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
January 12, 2016 - Tribal Government Meeting with Pit River Tribe
DWR Tribal Engagement - BDCP: 2013 - 2014
December 10, 2013 - An Informational Meeting was held on the Proposed BDCP for California's Tribal Community on December 10, 2013 in Sacramento. Download the meeting agenda, and presentations.
April 23, 2014 - Northern Region Tribal Consultation - DWR hosted a consultation meeting on the Draft BDCP on April 23, 2014 at the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, CA. The meeting featured the chance to speak one-on-one with technical subject matter experts, updates from Cynthia Gomez, Governor Brown’s Tribal Advisor and Rob Wood, Native American Heritage Commission, and the opportunity to engage in discussions with DWR Chief Deputy Director, Laura King Moon as well as state and federal agency staff. Download the agenda, informational material packet, and transcript.
June 13, 2014 - BDCP Bay-Delta Tribes Consultation Meeting - DWR hosted a consultation meeting on Friday, June 13 in Sacramento. Download the meeting agenda, presentations, informational material packet, and transcript.
June 17, 2014 - South Central Region Tribal Consultation - DWR hosted a consultation meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in Clovis. Download the meeting agenda, presentations, informational material packet, and transcript.
June 27, 2014 - Santa Clara Valley Water District and Department of Water Resources Joint Tribal Informational Meeting- Santa Clara Valley Water District and the Department of Water Resources hosted an informational meeting on Friday, June 27, 2014 in San Jose. Download the meeting agenda, presentations, informational and material packet.
October 7, 2014 - Southern Region Tribal Consultation Meeting - DWR hosted a consultation meeting on October 7, 2014 at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon. Download the meeting agenda, informational material packet, presentations part 1 and part 2, and transcript.
The following informational items include meeting materials, information related to the BDCP/California WaterFix Tribal Consultation process, and useful reference material. For additional information on the BDCP/California WaterFix, visit the Informational Materials page and www.californiawaterfix.com.
For more information on the BDCP/California WaterFix EIR/EIS or the DWR Tribal Engagement process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Anecita Agustinez, DWR Tribal Policy Advisor, at (916) 653-8726 or at Anecita.Agustinez@water.ca.gov.