Delta Rice Conversion Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (SSJDC)
Document Title
Delta Rice Conversion Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Delta Rice Conversion Program will support conversion of up to 7,500 acres of agriculture in the Delta to wildlife-friendly rice. Rice cultivation slows subsidence, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and provides ecosystem benefits, particularly for migratory birds, compared to non-rice row crops.

Contact Information

Rachel Wigginton
Agency Name
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo
Countywide, Northern California
Other Location Info
Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, Yolo County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
There will be no expansion of use, as farming activities have been established practices at the potential project locations. Conversion to rice does not result in physical changes to the environment, damage to scenic resources, historic resources or create significant environmental or cumulative impacts, due to being implemented on existing farms.
County Clerks
Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo


Notice of Exemption

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