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News and Announcements

Updated Lower American River Conservancy Program 2020 PSN Consultation Opportunity

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Due to the circumstances regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Wildlife Conservation Board is postponing the release of the 2020 Proposal Solicitation Notice for the Lower American River Conservancy Program until further notice. The link opens in new windowConsultation Announcement (PDF) has been updated. The consultation period will remain open until further notice – please contact WCB staff (contact information provided in the announcement).

Revised Agenda for April 1 Stream Flow Enhancement Program Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Agenda for the Wildlife Conservation Board April 1, 2020 Stream Flow Enhancement Program meeting has been revised to remove the in-person participation location in Sacramento. Consistent with Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-29-20, the Board members and the public will participate in the meeting via Skype or teleconference.

Please refer to the link opens in new windowrevised Agenda (PDF) for additional meeting details.

Message from the Executive Director

Monday, March 23, 2020

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Wildlife Conservation Board is continuing its important work and wants to assure our partners that we will continue to assist you in implementing all the good work we are collectively doing for fish and wildlife. Each of us at WCB is committed to do everything we can to ensure the continuity of operations throughout this difficult time. With safety of our staff a main priority, we are following the guidance and recommended actions provided by the Governor’s office and the California Department of Public Health.

We have implemented internal processes to minimize disruptions to WCB’s workflow and all staff are teleworking so email will be the most expeditious way to make contact. We are regularly processing mail and moving to all electronic processing where possible. If you need help identifying the appropriate contact, please see the Contact page.

We plan to hold our next Board meeting on April 1 via Skype for our Stream Flow Enhancement Program where we will be recommending approval for over $24 million in projects. See link opens in new windowFull Agenda (PDF) for more information. Staff are also already preparing for our May 20 Board meeting and are in contact with project sponsors and others to effectively get projects ready and successfully approved. Let us know how we can continue to support you through these challenging times. We are committed to keeping our work moving while also keeping everyone as safe as possible. As new information about WCB meetings becomes available, we will share through normal channels.

On behalf of the Board and staff, thank you for your patience, cooperation and understanding during these difficult times and we hope you remain safe and healthy.

April 1 Stream Flow Enhancement Program Meeting

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Wildlife Conservation Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. to discuss Stream Flow Enhancement Program projects.

Note this Board meeting will be available via Skype.

See link opens in new windowFull Agenda (PDF) for more information.

March 23 Advisory Committee Meeting of the Lower American River Conservancy

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Per the current circumstances around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Lower American River Conservancy Program Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23, will be postponed. Information will be posted here when a new date is scheduled. 

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