Thursday, August 17, 2017

California Wildlife Conservation Board

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John P. Donnelly, Executive Director

August 24, 2017- Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting

The Wildlife Conservation Board will meet to consider project proposals as described in the Final Agenda (pdf).  August 24, 10:00am, State Capitol, Room 112. All are welcome

Pursuant to WCB policy, an Independent Appraisal Review (pdf) of Item 21, Taylor Yard, has been performed and is available for public review.


Measurable Goals Workshop- 

Staff with the Wildlife Conservation Board held a workshop on Wednesday, July 26, to identify its proposed measurable goals for land acquisitions (pdf).  Many comments were received and all comments will be relayed to the full Board at its next regular meeting on August 24.  

 


2017 Program Solicitation Periods Now Open- Guidelines and Applications Available

Public Access Program- 2017

Interested parties may now access the WCB Fiscal Year 2017-18 Public Access Program's:

Program Guidelines (pdf)

Proposal Solicitation Notice (pdf)

 Program Project Application (Word)

Email complete proposal packages to wcbpublicaccess@wildlife.ca.gov, Subject: “Public Access Grant Proposal” – please note - attachments must be less than 20 Megabytes. For questions, please contact Sadie Smith, Public Access Program Manager (916) 445-1113 or sadie.smith@wildlife.ca.gov.

While the WCB encourages the use of email, applicants may submit proposal packages on a data storage device (e.g., flash drive/CD) via U.S. Mail or other delivery service. Send to:

Wildlife Conservation Board
Attention: Public Access Grant Proposal
1416 9th Street, Suite 1266
Sacramento, CA 95814

All proposals must meet deadline in order to be eligible for consideration.
Emailed submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT)) on September 15, 2017.
Items submitted via U.S. Mail or other delivery service must be postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, September 15, 2017.

 

 

Stream Flow Enhancement Program- 2017 

Interested parties may now access the WCB Fiscal Year 2017-18 Proposition 1, Stream Flow Enhancement Program’s (SFEP):

·         Proposal Solicitation Notice (pdf)

o   Appendix A – California Conservation Corp Consultation (pdf)

o   Appendix B – Budget Template (excel)

o   Appendix C - CSFEP Application (Word)

Email complete proposal packages to wcbstreamflow@wildlife.ca.gov, Subject: “Proposition 1 SFEP Proposal” – please note - attachments must be less than 20 Megabytes. For questions, please contact Brian Cary, Streamflow Enhancement Program, (916) 324-7487 or brian.cary@wildlife.ca.gov.

While the WCB encourages the use of email, applicants may submit proposal packages on a data storage device (e.g., flash drive/CD) via U.S. Mail or other delivery service. Send to:

Wildlife Conservation Board
Attention: Proposition 1 SFEP Proposal
1416 9th Street, Suite 1266
Sacramento, CA 95814

All proposals must meet deadline in order to be eligible for consideration.
Emailed submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT)) on August 31, 2017.
Items submitted via U.S. Mail or other delivery service must be postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday, August 31, 2017.


 

 

Future Meetings

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting

 

Outcomes-

May Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting

The WCB met on May 25, 2017, and approved 11 staff recommended projects, as described in the Final Agenda (pdf). Staff also presented the Guidelines and Solicitation for the 2017 Public Access Program, reported on the status of the implementation of the WCB's Strategic Plan, and presented the 2017 Guidelines and updated Solicitation for the Streamflow Enhancement Program. Additionally, staff with The Nature Conservancy provided a visual before/after presentation of a WCB-funded project (pdf) on the Channel Islands. Interested parties participated, both in person and via the web 


2015/ 2016 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 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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