News and Announcements Archive

  • 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 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

Categories: General, Grant News
  • September 1, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board approved expenditures of $46 million for 26 projects at its meeting on August 26, 2021.

Press Release

Categories: General
  • August 19, 2021

The Advisory Committee of the Lower American River Conservancy Program will meet on September 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

Advisory Committee members and the public can participate in the meeting via Teams or teleconference.

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

Categories: General
  • August 16, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board will meet August 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The public and Board members will participate via Zoom.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Join the webinar

See Full Agenda (PDF) for more information.

Categories: General
  • August 10, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board's 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) for its Forest Conservation Program is now available. Proposed projects may include planning, implementation, or acquisition projects within the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains in California. PSN priorities include meadow restoration, post-fire habitat recovery, and aspen stand restoration as well as acquisitions that protect meadows, migration corridors, or habitat connectivity.

All applicants must complete the online Pre-Application by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on September 10, 2021. WCB will then invite select applicants to submit full proposals.

For questions regarding this PSN or the Program, please contact WCB's Forest Conservation Program manager, Judah Grossman, at

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Mailing Address: Wildlife Conservation Board c/o CDFW, P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
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