The Oak Woodlands Conservation Program offers landowners, conservation
organizations, cities and counties, an opportunity to obtain funding
for projects designed to conserve and restore California's oak woodlands.
While the Program is statewide in nature, it provides opportunities
to address oak woodland issues on a regional priority basis.
The Program is designed to help local efforts achieve oak woodland
protection. More importantly, this Program provides a mechanism to
bring ranchers and conservationists together in a manner that allows
both to achieve that which is so valued—sustainable ranch and
farming operations and healthy oak woodlands.
Application and Guidelines
Almost all funding available for this program has been allocated. Before completing an application please contact John Walsh at (916) 322-9461.
While applications are accepted on a year-round basis, the WCB generally
meets four times a year. Typically, Board meetings are held in February,
May, August and November. All applications that comply with the program
requirements and meet program eligibility criteria will be scheduled
for Board consideration once the real estate due diligence is completed and sufficient money exists to fund the request.
Applicants will be notified as to when the project will be considered
by the Board. The Board must approve any project to be funded.
Call (916) 445-8448 with any questions prior to completing an application
Mail applications to:
Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board
Post Office Box 944209
Sacramento, California 94244-2090