The Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (General) is the Board's general restoration program that includes all projects that fall outside the Board's other mandated programs listed above. This includes native fisheries restoration, restoration of wetlands that fall outside the jurisdiction of the Inland Wetland Conservation Program such as coastal, tidal, or fresh water habitats, other native habitat restoration projects including coastal scrub, grasslands, and threatened and endangered species habitats, in-stream restoration projects including removal of fish passage barriers and other obstructions, and other projects that improve native habitat quality within the State.
The main sources of funding available to the Board for these projects are the Habitat Conservation Fund and various bonds passed by voters.
Eligible projects that are approved and funded must provide for the long-term maintenance of the project once completed.
Projects must receive a recommendation from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Projects may be located on CDFW lands, or other public or private lands.