Thursday, January 19, 2017

California Wildlife Conservation Board

California Wildlife Conservation Board - background image of mountain lake

John P. Donnelly, Executive Director

 Upcoming Meetings:

February 23, 2017
Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting

(Preliminary Agenda available January 19)
State Capitol, Room 112
Public Welcome

March 9, 2017
Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting
Proposition 1 Stream Flow Enhancement Program
Board Consideration of Proposals
(Agenda available February 23)
Natural Resources Building, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento
First Floor Auditorium
Public Welcome

New 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) 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) 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 Events:

November 16, 2016, Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting - The Wildlife Conservation Board approved all 17 separate projects as proposed, allocating more than $28,000,000 to protect and restore habitats Statewide. A sampling of approved projects can be seen in the CDFW press release. Descriptions of all projects proposed at the meeting can be viewed in the meeting agenda (PDF).

September 26, 2016 WCB 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).

2017 Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • March 9, 2017  (Proposition 1- Stream Flow Enhancement Program)
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017


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Physical Address: 1700 9th Street, 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95811
Mailing Address: Wildlife Conservation Board c/o CDFW, 1416 9th Street, Room 1266, Sacramento, CA 95814
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