News and Announcements Archive

  • November 23, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board approved expenditures of $25 million for 31 projects at its meeting on November 18, 2021.

Press Release

Categories: General
  • November 5, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board will meet November 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The public and Board members will participate via Zoom.

Join the webinar

See Full Agenda (PDF) for more information.

Categories: General
  • October 28, 2021

Come join our team! The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) is seeking a Supervising Land Agent (Supervisory) to lead our Acquisition Program. This position would work on highly complex negotiations to protect properties statewide. The position supervises seven independent senior land agents that are working to develop and implement projects for approval at WCB quarterly meetings.

This position is part of the WCB management team working to meet WCB Strategic Plan goals and statewide initiatives. This includes representing WCB at various meetings, travel throughout the state during project development, and extensive coordination with CDFW regions, local entities and stakeholders to identify high priority conservation actions.

Read through the requirements carefully on the CalHR site for the position linked above. For questions, contact Rebecca Fris at or (916) 212-5637.

Categories: General
  • October 18, 2021

In accordance with WCB's Acquisition Review and Disclosure Policy, please see the Independent Review of West Coyote Hills (PDF) property.

Categories: General
  • October 15, 2021

This Symposium is a forum for Delta managers, researchers, and decision-makers to meet, share and synthesize information, and communicate best practices and lessons learned. This year’s Symposium will focus on early detection and rapid response (EDRR) to invasive species. The virtual event will take place on December 15, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. thru 2:30 p.m.

The Symposium will highlight EDRR lessons learned, current EDRR efforts across the Delta and beyond, and future challenges and solutions for EDRR work. The Symposium will consist of invited talks, a panel discussion, and an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on the draft Delta EDRR Framework being developed by the Delta Interagency Invasive Species Coordination (DIISC) Team. The Delta Interagency Invasive Species Coordination (DIISC) Team plans and facilitates the biannual Symposium.

Register through Zoom or on the DIISC website, where the agenda and other details will be posted in advance of the Symposium.

Categories: General
  • October 15, 2021

The Preliminary Agenda (PDF) is available for the Wildlife Conservation Board meeting on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The public is welcome.

Categories: General
  • September 20, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board’s 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) for the Stream Flow Enhancement Program is now available. Under this Solicitation, approximately $15 million is anticipated to be available for award through Proposition 1. The primary focus is on enhancing flow in streams that support anadromous fish; support special status, threatened, endangered, or at-risk species; and/or provide resilience to climate change. Enhanced stream flow is defined as a change in the amount, timing, and/or quality of the water flowing down a stream, or a portion of a stream, to benefit fish and wildlife.

In addition, priorities of the 2021 Stream Flow Enhancement Program solicitation will be to support projects that:

  • Directly result in meaningful increases in the availability and/or quality of water in streams such as through the acquisition or long-term dedication of water rights.
  • Are located in southern California, though projects located in other regions will also be accepted.
  • Evaluate stream flow conditions and stream responses to previous Stream Flow Enhancement Program projects.
  • Are consistent with the objectives and actions outlined in the California Water Action Plan.

Concept Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, on October 18, 2021. WCB will then invite select applicants to submit full proposals. Please see the Program page to access the Concept Proposal application form. For questions, contact the Stream Flow Enhancement Program at

Categories: Grant News
  • September 14, 2021

The California Wildlife Conservation Board has moved. Our new address is 715 P Street, 17th Floor, Sacramento, 95814. We are in the new California Natural Resources Agency Headquarters building. Though we are still teleworking, we are looking forward to hosting board meetings in the building's beautiful auditorium sometime in 2022.

Categories: General
  • September 8, 2021

Wildlife Conservation Board would like to wish everyone a happy Biodiversity Week. Biodiversity conservation is one of our Strategic Plan (PDF) top priorities as we, with our partners, contribute to preservation, restoration and access for all throughout the state. At our last Board meeting the Board approved 27 projects for $46 million. A few example projects that support biodiversity include:

A group of birds on a tree branch.
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve - Brown headed cowbird

a view from under water looking through a group of swimming fish
Kingfisher Flat Hatchery

A large pond with trees and bushes around it.
Stookey Ranch Preserve

  • A grant to restore and enhance 84 acres of riparian and wetland habitat at the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in San Diego County. The Project will restore 25 acres of riparian woodland, scrub, and freshwater and alkali marsh habitats to provide climate-resilient, high-quality habitat for the coastal least Bell’s vireo, southwestern willow flycatcher, coastal California gnatcatcher, Ridgway’s rail, other migratory/resident birds, and other associated wildlife.
  • A grant to restore fire-damaged equipment and infrastructure of the Kingfisher Flat Hatchery that has supported salmonid spawning and rearing for conservation for nearly 40 years including federally listed endangered Central California Coast coho salmon.
  • A grant to acquire approximately 7,344 acres of land for the protection of oak woodlands, annual grassland and open meadow areas along with a mixed conifer forest, including riparian corridors, salmonid streams, coastal watersheds and habitat linkages in Mendocino and Trinity counties. The property is in the Eel River watershed that supports over 75 mammal species, 400 bird species, and 15 species of fish including coho salmon and steelhead trout.
  • A grant to acquire 226± acre Stookey Ranch Preserve to conserve wildlife corridors, habitat linkages, and to provide wildlife-oriented, public-use opportunities in Mariposa County. The Property’s diverse ecosystems provide high quality habitat opportunities for great gray owl, olive-sided flycatcher, western pond turtle, yellow warbler, pallid bat, ringtail, porcupine, foothill yellow-legged frog, and other species of concern.

Categories: General
  • September 7, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board's 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) for wildlife corridor and fish passage projects is now available. Proposals may be for planning or implementation projects that construct, repair, modify, or remove transportation infrastructure or water resources infrastructure improving passage for wildlife or fish. Additional consideration will be given for projects that restore or enhance wildlife mobility or fish passage across barriers whose impacts on migration have been increased by drought conditions.

All applicants must complete the online Pre-Application by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 5, 2021. WCB will then invite select applicants to submit full proposals.

For questions regarding this PSN or the Program, please contact WCB Program manager, Don Crocker, at

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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
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