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Urban Arc Perimeter

The Delta is surrounded by some of the fastest growing bedroom communities in California.

Already, projects such as River…

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/23 at 12:48 AM • #

Lodgecamp

Lodgecamp is a speculative design project intended to synthesize the interests of migrant farm workers and tourism.

Lodgecamps would…

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/22 at 11:39 PM • #

Large Owner Axis Exchange Authority

The Large Owner Axis Exchange Authority would coordinate development along the north-south axis of the Delta.

The LOA spans…

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/22 at 11:37 PM • #

Delta Loop

The Delta Loop is a 10-mile scenic drive that is the first attempt to brand a tourist’s Delta experience through…

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/22 at 11:23 PM • #

Images

Herman and Helen’s marina

Herman and Helen’s marina

Building and patio boat at Herman and Helen’s a great and central place to rent a boat for a Delta water excursion. In the window the Venice Island ferry ramp is visible. The ferry is private, and serves the island owned by the Hilton family.

Eight Mile Road stop sign

Eight Mile Road stop sign

Stop sign at the end of Eight Mile Road, adjacent to Herman and Helen’s marina.

Crawdad in an Isleton market

Crawdad in an Isleton market

Crawdad in an Isleton market.

Large Owner Axis Trail

Large Owner Axis Trail

The Large Owner Axis Trail is correlated to the 2009 Peripheral Canal proposal’s “through-Delta component. The trail extends from the proposed Sacramento River diversion facility in the North Delta to the State and Federal Water Project pumps in the southwest Delta. From north to south, the elements of the trail system include: Stone Lakes NWR Trail, Snodgrass Slough Lodgecamp, Pear and Vine Trail, Delta Cross Channel Lodgecamp, Historic Settlements Trail, Staten Island Lodgecamp, Birdwatchers’ and Sportsmens’ Trail, Bouldin Island Lodgecamp, Habitat Mitigation Trail, Connection Slough Anglers’ Dam, Bacon Island Lodgecamp, Railroad Cut Anglers’ Dam, Channel Islands Trail, Double Canal Anglers’ Dam, Victoria and North Canals Estate Trail, and Clifton Court Forebay Lodgecamp

Scour ponds

Scour ponds

Diagram locating the flood events that remain visible from aerial examination. In many cases, these events continue to mark the landscape in the form of “washout gardens.”

Bird tracker, Staten Island

Bird tracker, Staten Island

Bird tracking vehicle monitoring foraging Sandhill Cranes on Staten Island.

Scour pond, Webb Tract

Scour pond, Webb Tract

Scour pond on Webb Tract. There are dozens of scour ponds in the Delta, each marking the site of a levee breach.

cable ferry

cable ferry

Cable ferries would allow for new patterns of movement through the Delta.

Tyler Camp

Tyler Camp

Lum Bunn Farm, Tyler Island.

Shimasaki Memorial, levee section

Shimasaki Memorial, levee section

Photomontage diagramming relationship between farm camp buildings and Delta Wetlands Project infrastructure.

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric detail

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric detail

Wire frame diagram showing bunkhouse, pools and archives.

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric 2

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric 2

Shimasaki Memorial plan

Shimasaki Memorial plan

Site plan of Shimasaki Memorial, showing Delta Wetlands Project pumping station integrated with new recreational facilities and the restored bunkhouse.

Pruned pear branches, Ryer Island

Pruned pear branches, Ryer Island

The quotidian poetics of agriculture. This image shows a donut-shaped mound of pear tree prunings, carefully organized for no doubt a very logical reason.

Migrating Geese

Migrating Geese

The Delta is on the Pacific Flyway, which runs from Alaska to South America.

Lodgecamp Systems Diagram

Lodgecamp Systems Diagram

Exploded drawing describing the various technical systems of the Lodgecamp.

Lodgecamp Section

Lodgecamp Section

Cross section through Lodgecamp and adjacent areas. From left to right: Boating, Fishing, Living, Gardening, Farming.

Lodgecamp Plan - Ground Level

Lodgecamp Plan - Ground Level

Ground floor and garden plan of the Lodgecamp.

Lodgecamp Plans - Upper Levels

Lodgecamp Plans - Upper Levels

Lodgecamp floor plans, upper levels.

Lodgecamp Calendar

Lodgecamp Calendar

This calendar diagrams the times of year the the three occupants of the Lodgecamp would be present. The calendar is entirely based on the two-year agricultural cycle used by many Delta farmers.

Lodgecamp - Panorama

Lodgecamp - Panorama

View across fields toward two lodgecamps.

Lodgecamp Axonometric

Lodgecamp Axonometric

Bird’s eye view of the Lodgecamp and garden.

Lodgecamp - Constituents

Lodgecamp - Constituents

List of the constituents who have an interest expressed in the Lodgecamp project.

Lodgegcamp Exchange Diagram

Lodgegcamp Exchange Diagram

The farmworker gives squash to the birdwatcher. The birdwatcher tells the hunter where to hunt. The hunter gives a duck to the farmworker.

Lodgegcamp - View on a levee crest

Lodgegcamp - View on a levee crest

Daily life at the Lodgecamp levee crest.

Locke, welcome sign

Locke, welcome sign

A brief history of Locke, on a sign in town.

Locke, view down street

Locke, view down street

Locke Street View

Locke Street View

Locke, A Walking Tour of

Locke, A Walking Tour of

Pamphlet describing the history of Locke, the last rural Chinatown in the United States.

Locke community garden

Locke community garden

Gardens behind the town of Locke, the last rural Chinatown in the United States. Everything is grown in this garden.

Levee Urbanism, channel island diagram

Levee Urbanism, channel island diagram

Diagram of Levee Urbanism, showing the relationship of dense linear subdivisions to waterways.

Levee Urbanism platform view

Levee Urbanism platform view

View from the levee crest through a Levee Urbanism bait shop.

Discovery Bay postcard

Discovery Bay postcard

Discovery Bay, with Mount Diablo in the background.

Discovery Bay aerial

Discovery Bay aerial

Infrared aerial image of Discovery Bay, a cul-de-sac community of recreational boat owners.

Delta Tours and Exchange Authorities

Delta Tours and Exchange Authorities

Diagram describing tourist itineraries, landmark locations, and the exchange authorities of the Delta National Park.

Delta Meadows view

Delta Meadows view

Behind Locke is Delta Meadows, a favorite spot for boaters. it is one of the few unreclaimed areas in the Delta.

Delta Loop

Delta Loop

Pirate’s Lair is part of the Delta Loop, the only existing tourist trail in the Delta.

Channel Island Resort

Channel Island Resort

Channel islands are small islands that did not get reclaimed during the levee-building era. Most are privately owned, and many are resorts, camps, or yacht clubs. Their presence in the Delta’s waterways make the most significant contribution to the Delta’s picturesque qualities. They are also at the very least threatened by the implications of climate change.

CALFED Temporary Barrier Locations

CALFED Temporary Barrier Locations

CALFED diagram showing the locations of the temporary barriers. These need to be programmed for recreational use.

Backyard in Discovery Bay

Backyard in Discovery Bay

This is a typical backyard in Discovery Bay

A crane in the fields

A crane in the fields

cranes and other migrating birds pass through the delta, which is on the pacific flyway. in the winter, many farmers flood their fields, making the delta more attractive to birds, birdwatchers, and hunters

An Urbanizing Perimeter

An Urbanizing Perimeter

Nearly the entire perimeter of the Delta is undergoing rapid urbanization, making the delta an increasingly important recreational space.

This diagram situates some of the speculative “exchange authority” elements proposed by the Delta National Park design team.

Video

Video clip of LockeVideo clip of Locke
Locke photo tourLocke photo tour
Bacon Island National Historic Site IIBacon Island National Historic Site II

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