November 30 Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting
At its November 30 meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $2.6 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Descriptions of the 12 funded projects are contained in the Final Meeting Agenda (pdf).
Board approved dates for regular meetings in 2018
Lower American Conservancy Program Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee met on October 24 and approved a proposed Charter and Committee Guidelines. See Agenda (pdf) for discussion item details.
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).