California State Park and Recreation Commission Hearing

Tuesday, June 11th

Please join us for a pivotal hearing that will shape the future of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. As a valued member of our community, your voice and participation are crucial in supporting our mission to present a more accurate and inclusive history at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.

Date: June 11, 2024
Time: 9AM
Location: SpringHill Suites by Marriott West Sacramento, 3455 Reed Ave West Sacramento, CA 95605

In 2020, California State Parks committed to fundamentally change the way history is presented at Sutter’s Fort. Recognizing the need for more complexity, accuracy, and inclusion, California State Parks have been working closely with local Native American Tribes to develop a new Interpretation Master Plan (IMP). This plan addresses the past misrepresentations and provides a more truthful portrayal of the 19th-century life and the impacts of John Sutter and the Fort on California Indigenous people.

After several public workshops in 2022 and tentative approval by the California State Parks Planning and Acquisition Committee in 2023, California State Parks is now seeking to amend the Sutter’s Fort General Plan. This amendment will formalize the changes in the new IMP and allow California State Parks to continue its commitment to transforming the interpretive programming at Sutter’s Fort.

Why Attend?
Your participation is essential to ensure that these transformative changes are adopted. By attending this hearing, you will support our efforts to honor the true and complete history of the region and contribute to a more inclusive and accurate representation of our past.

How to Participate:
Attend the Hearing: Join us in West Sacramento on June 11, 2024, to show your support.
Review the Documents
Stay Informed by visiting the official meeting Public Notice

For more information, please visit the State Park website on these updates. Thank you for your continued support and engagement.


wagon and oak tree in middle of Sutter's Fort. State Park logo. Text: June 11 9AM State Park and Recreation Commission Meeting