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News and Announcements

April 7, 2023 Lower American River Conservancy Program Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Advisory Committee of the Lower American River Conservancy Program will meet on April 7, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. Note: this meeting will also be available via Zoom.  

California Natural Resources Agency, First Floor Auditorium
715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Public is Welcome!

Please refer to the LARCP Advisory Committee Agenda (PDF) for meeting details.

February 16, 2023, Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting Results

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved expenditures of $51.83 million for 25 projects at its meeting on February 16, 2023.

Press Release

Additionally, WCB elected its first public chair and first woman chair in the Board's 75-year history. Public Member, Alina Bokde, will serve as Chair for 2023. Chuck Bonham was elected Vice-Chair.

WCB also updated its appraisal policy (PDF).

The Board's next meeting is May 25, 2023 at the California Natural Resources Headquarters Building beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will also be available via Zoom.

Positions Available at the Wildlife Conservation Board

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Come work with us!

WCB is looking for a Senior Environmental Scientist to manage the Forest Conservation and Oak Woodlands Conservation programs. The position will play a key role in developing and managing grants throughout the state’s forest and oak woodland habitats. Project management responsibilities include: project consultation with federal, state and local partners, development and review of funding and grant proposals, negotiation of terms and conditions for project agreements, contract and grant administration, planning, design review, and implementation oversight. Projects may include habitat restoration or wildlife-oriented public access projects. The Senior Environmental Scientist will also participate as a member of the Development and Restoration Team by reviewing proposals and managing projects under the WCB's other Restoration and Development programs. Open until February 23, 2023.

WCB is looking for an Attorney I to work as a part of WCB’s legal team. The position will advise WCB on a variety of legal issues including reviewing documents related to real property transactions, grants and management, including conservation easements, acquisition agreements, and easements, and California Environmental Quality Act compliance; providing other legal guidance to WCB Executive and staff including attending Board meetings and communicating with WCB and CDFW staff regarding legal matters and commenting on proposed legislation; and attending and participating in meetings of the Lower American River Conservancy Advisory Committee. Open until March 1, 2023.

WCB listings can be found under CA Department of Fish and Wildlife at Cal Careers and can also be tracked on our Employment Opportunities page.

2022 Wildlife Conservation Board Year in Review

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Our 2022 Year in Review (PDF) has been posted that highlights nearly $162 million in grants for 91 projects. The report also highlights some key projects and shows how we met and exceeded our Strategic Plan objectives. We couldn't have done it without you! We are looking forward to another amazing year of conservation as we collectively continue to meet 30 X 30 goals in 2023.

February 16, 2023 Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting

Monday, February 6, 2023

The Wildlife Conservation Board will meet on February 16, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Note this meeting will also be available via Zoom.

California Natural Resources Agency, First Floor Auditorium
715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Public is welcome!

See Full Agenda (PDF) for more information.

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Wildlife Conservation Board
Physical Address: 715 P Street, 17th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Mailing Address: Wildlife Conservation Board c/o CDFW, P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 445-8448 | Contact WCB