Monday, April 24, 2017

California Wildlife Conservation Board

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John P. Donnelly, Executive Director

Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting, May 25, 2017

WCB staff will present the project proposals contained in the Preliminary Agenda (pdf) for Board Consideration.  May 25, 10:00 am, State Capitol, Room 112. All are welcome to attend. 

Pursuant to WCB policy, an Independent Appraisal Review for Taylor Yard (pdf), a substantial acquisition scheduled for Board consideration on May 25, 2017, has been completed and is available for public review.


Stream Flow Enhancement Program Meeting - Update

The Wildlife Conservation Board met on March 9, 2017, to consider  FY 2016/2017 proposals submitted in a competitive process for funding under the Streamflow Enhancement Program. The Board approved all 24 projects as proposed, paving the way for new planning, implementation and acquisition projects throughout the state.  Full descriptions of all projects presented are contained in the Final Meeting Agenda (pdf). For questions please feel free to contact Brian Cary at or (916) 324-7487.

Future Meetings

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting


Outcome-February 23, 2017, Meeting

The February meeting resulted in Wildlife Conservation Board approval of 16 projects located throughout California. A profile of several of the newly approved projects is currently featured in CDFW's News Room.  Full descriptions of all proposals presented and approved may be found in the February, 23, 2017, Final Meeting Agenda (PDF)

New Legislation and the WCB

Two pieces of legislation that affect the Wildlife Conservation Board were introduced in the 2015/2016 legislative session and subsequently signed into law by Governor Brown.

  • Senate Bill 1089 (Pavley) (PDF) expands the number of voting members on the WCB from three members to seven. Of the four additional members, two are to be appointed by the legislature and two are to be appointed by the Governor. Subject expertise is requisite of all appointees.
  • Assembly Bill 1716 (McCarty) (PDF) creates 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.

2016 Events

  • November 16, 2016, Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting - The Wildlife Conservation Board approved all 17 separate projects as proposed, allocating more than $28,000,000 to protect and restore habitats Statewide. A sampling of approved projects can be seen in the CDFW press release. Descriptions of all projects proposed at the meeting can be viewed in the meeting agenda (PDF).
  • September 26, 2016 WCB Conservation Summit - On September 26, 2016, The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) held the first WCB Conservation Summit. The public was invited to attend and all were welcome to speak. See a summary of the conversation (PDF).

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