- May 24, 2018 - Meeting of the Wildlife Conservation Board
Staff will present proposed projects as described in the Preliminary Agenda (PDF)
Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium
1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
10:00 am- Public Welcome
- July 31, 2018 - Meeting of the Lower American River Conservancy Program Advisory Committee
Sacramento County Chambers
700 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
9:00 am- Public Welcome
Climate Adaptation Program- Proposal Solicitation Notice Release
The WCB has released its Fiscal Year 2018 Climate Adaptation Program Solicitation Notice. The deadline for submitting a Pre-application, the first step in applying for funding, is May 18, 2018. Pre-applications must be submitted to climateWCB@wildlife.ca.gov with 2018 Climate Adaptation Grant Proposal in the subject line.
Please visit the Climate Adaptation Program (Program) page for a description of the Program and details on how to apply. For questions regarding the WCB Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program, please contact WCB’s Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program at climateWCB@wildlife.ca.gov.
- Stream Flow Enhancement and Climate Adaptation Program Meeting
At a March 22 meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $33.1 million in grants for 22 projects to enhance stream flows to benefit fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. The Legislature appropriated funding for these projects as authorized by the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1). A total of $200 million was allocated to the WCB for projects that enhance stream flow. Project descriptions can be reviewed in the meeting Agenda (PDF). The Board also approved final Program Guidelines (PDF) for the WCB's new Climate Adaptation Program. A program specific solicitation notice and application are under final development and will be available soon.
- Recent Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting
At its February 22nd quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 15 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife, including some endangered species, while others will provide public access to important natural resources. Several projects will also demonstrate the importance of protecting working landscapes that integrate economic, social and environmental stewardship practices beneficial to the environment, landowners and local communities. For more information, please see the news release. Funding for these projects come from a combination of sources, including the Habitat Conservation Fund, the Wildlife Restoration Fund, and various bond measures approved by voters to help preserve and protect California's natural resources. Final Agenda (PDF)
- Lower American River Conservancy Program Advisory Committee Meeting
The Committee met on March 15, 2018. Discussion included an update on Sacramento County's Natural Resource Management Plan, and the development of a Proposal Solicitation.
- Lower American River Conservancy Program
Assembly Bill 1716 (McCarty) (PDF) created the Lower American River Conservancy Program (Program) within the WCB. The Program is to provide coordination among governmental agencies in the protection and management of natural land, water, native wildlife, and vegetation of the American River Parkway. The legislation mandates that a 12 member advisory committee comprised of representatives from local and state government be established and convene twice a year.
- October 24, 2017 Meeting
At its October 24, 2017, meeting, the Advisory Committee approved a proposed Charter and Committee Guidelines, as well as Minutes (PDF) from their August meeting. See Agenda (PDF) or listen to Audio (MP3) for discussion item details.