Proposition 40 funding provided to the WCB targets certain habitat
types, species, and programs. A list and description of these are provided
below, along with Public Resources Code Section reference.
Public Resource Code Section 50 96.650(a)
- (1) Recovery of Threatened and Endangered Species
Includes projects and habitats that are critical to the sustainability
of federal or state listed threatened or endangered species, or
species of special concern. NCCP or HCP properties or projects
which have received California Department
of Fish and Wildlife approval and are
part of a long-term conservation plan can also be funded.
- (2) Linkages and Corridors
Includes projects with actively used habitat lands that connect
larger, already protected habitats for multiple species. These may
be selected according to the follow priorities:
- a. High development threat; high-use route for species that
- b. High development threat; one of few remaining routes for
species that use and additional habitats; a true corridor for
species' safe transfer from one habitat block to another;
- c. Future likely threat; connecting acreage between intact
ecological communities which would provide greater diversity
as a whole for the watershed.
- (3) Significant Natural Landscapes
Include projects that provide for:
- a. Support of open space or park projects that contribute
to large landscape conservation initiatives;
- b. Support of intact ecological communities covering small
or large land areas which have a high diversity of species, or
contain habitats which are rare, limited, or unique within California.
Projects may include such habitats as wetlands (marshes, bogs,
vernal pools, tidal marshes, interior valley semi-permanent wetlands,
etc), riparian woodlands, oak woodlands, redwood forests, native
perennial grasslands, foothill habitats, and others which provide
a high level or protection fro the species that inhabit them.
- (4) Public Access
For projects that provide public access and use of public lands
for wildlife related recreational activities such as hunting, fishing,
and wildlife viewing. Projects may include acquisition of land for
public access purposes. Public access development projects may include
boat ramps, fishing piers, and attendant facilities such as parking
lots, restrooms, fish cleaning stations, access roads, and pedestrian
- (5) Planning
For preparing land management plans (using CDFW Guidelines) for
any CDFW lands acquired by WCB in fee title.
Public Resource Code Section 5096.650 (f)
Funding can be used for the preservation of agricultural lands and
grazing lands, including oak woodlands and grasslands. This money is
allocated under either one of the WCB's two programs, the Rangeland,
Grazing Lands and Grassland Protection Program or the Oak Woodlands
Conservation Program. For more information, click on either.
- Rangeland, Grazing Lands and Grassland Protection Program
- Oak Woodlands Conservation Program