News and Announcements Archive

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  • 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:

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San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve - Brown headed cowbird

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Kingfisher Flat Hatchery

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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 WCBcorridors@wildlife.ca.gov.

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 Forests@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: General
  • July 23, 2021

The Preliminary Agenda (PDF) is available for the Wildlife Conservation Board meeting on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The public is welcome.

Categories: General
  • May 27, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board's Public Access Program 2021 Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) is now available. PSN priorities include boating access, hunting, and fishing, and non-consumptive wildlife recreation projects. Proposed projects may be for planning or implementation.

All applicants must complete the online concept application by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on June 29, 2021. WCB will then invite select applicants to submit full proposals. For questions regarding this PSN or the Program, please contact WCB's Public Access Program at WCBPublicAccess@wildlife.ca.gov.

Categories: Grant News
  • May 24, 2021

Our 2020 Year in Review (PDF) has been posted that highlights over $138 million of work for 143 projects. The report also highlights some key projects and shows how we met and exceeded our Strategic Plan objectives. While 2020 brought all of us challenges that seemed overwhelming at times, WCB continued to affect incredible conservation on the ground in coordination with our stakeholders and partners. We appreciate all your contributions and look forward to continued successes as we collectively meet conservation goals throughout the state.

Categories: General
  • May 24, 2021

The Wildlife Conservation Board will host a webinar on preparing a competitive application on June 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. for the Public Access Program’s 2021 Proposal Solicitation Notice. This webinar will provide information on the Public Access Program, the competitive grant process, and tips for writing a competitive proposal. This optional webinar will be via Microsoft Teams.

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(916) 535-0984

Conference ID: 482 400 333#

Categories: Grant News

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