Monday, September 25, 2017

California Wildlife Conservation Board

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John P. Donnelly, Executive Director

August 24 WCB Meeting Update-

With the approval of approximately $24.5 million in projects as described in the Final Agenda (pdf) , the Wildlife Conservation Board has taken another important step in fulfilling its mission to protect, restore and enhance California’s spectacular natural resources. Highlights of selected projects from this meeting are featured here.


2017 Public Access Program Solicitation Period Now Open- Guidelines and Applications Available

Interested parties may now access the WCB Fiscal Year 2017-18 Public Access Program's:

Program Guidelines (pdf)

Proposal Solicitation Notice (pdf)

 Program Project Application (Word)

Email complete proposal packages to, Subject: “Public Access Grant Proposal” – please note - attachments must be less than 20 Megabytes. For questions, please contact Sadie Smith, Public Access Program Manager (916) 445-1113 or

While the WCB encourages the use of email, applicants may submit proposal packages on a data storage device (e.g., flash drive/CD) via U.S. Mail or other delivery service. Send to:

Wildlife Conservation Board
Attention: Public Access Grant Proposal
1416 9th Street, Suite 1266
Sacramento, CA 95814

All proposals must meet deadline in order to be eligible for consideration.
Emailed submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT)) on September 15, 2017.
Items submitted via U.S. Mail or other delivery service must be postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, September 15, 2017.


Future Meetings

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting


2015/ 2016 Legislation and the WCB

Two pieces of legislation that affect the Wildlife Conservation Board were introduced in the 2015/2016 legislative session and subsequently signed into law by Governor Brown.

  • Senate Bill 1089 (Pavley) (PDF) expands the number of voting members on the WCB from three members to seven. Of the four additional members, two are to be appointed by the legislature and two are to be appointed by the Governor. Subject expertise is requisite of all appointees.
  • Assembly Bill 1716 (McCarty) (PDF) creates the Lower American River Conservancy Program (Program) within the WCB. The Program is to provide coordination among governmental agencies in the protection and management of natural land, water, native wildlife, and vegetation of the American River Parkway. The legislation mandates that a 12 member advisory committee comprised of representatives from local and state government be established and convene twice a year.

2016 Conservation Summit-

On September 26, 2016, The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) held the first WCB Conservation Summit. The public was invited to attend and all were welcome to speak. See a summary of the conversation (PDF).


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