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CDFW Information | Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Enchancment and Acquisition Initiatives


Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Enchancment and Acquisition Initiatives

Imperial Wildlife Space wetlands. Picture by Chadd Santerre, Wetland Packages Supervisor, California Waterfowl Affiliation.

At its Nov. 15, 2022 quarterly assembly, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) permitted roughly $24.46 million in grants to assist restore and defend fish and wildlife habitat all through California. A few of the 16 permitted initiatives will profit fish and wildlife — together with some endangered species — whereas others will present public entry to necessary pure assets. A number of initiatives will even display the significance of defending working landscapes that combine financial, social and environmental stewardship practices helpful to the atmosphere, landowners and the area people.

Funding for these initiatives comes from a mixture of sources together with the Habitat Conservation Fund and bond measures permitted by voters to assist protect and defend California’s pure assets. The Normal Fund can be getting used, which can assist to attain the 30×30 Initiative (the aim to preserve 30 % of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030) and nature-based options.

Funded initiatives embrace:

  • A $650,000 grant to California Rangeland Belief (CRT), the acceptance of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat Restoration Land Acquisition grant, and the approval to subgrant these federal funds to CRT to accumulate a conservation easement over roughly 4,503 acres for the safety and preservation of threatened and endangered species habitat, rangelands and grasslands, and habitat linkages positioned close to Hollister in San Benito County.
  • A $1.1 million grant to the Tehama County Useful resource Conservation District to conduct the planning, design, impacts evaluation and allow implementation actions mandatory for the reconnection and restoration of salmonid rearing habitat in a historic aspect channel instantly downstream of Battle Creek’s confluence with the Sacramento River in Tehama County.
  • A $2.38 million grant to the Feather River Land Belief for a cooperative mission with the Nationwide Fish and Wildlife Basis to accumulate a conservation easement over roughly 4,101 acres of working panorama to guard and protect open waterways, emergent wetlands, moist meadows, perennial native grasslands, dry meadows and the open-space traits which help quite a few delicate species together with offering future potential wildlife-oriented, public-use alternatives positioned in Plumas County.
  • A $2.4 million grant to California Waterfowl Affiliation for a cooperative mission with California Division of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to boost 798 acres of wetlands and 17 acres of native upland habitat for the advantage of migratory birds positioned on the Imperial Wildlife Space in Imperial County.
  • A $3.17 million grant to Caltrans for a cooperative mission with CDFW, Japanese Sierra Land Belief and U.S. Bureau of Land Administration to finish the designs and environmental compliance mandatory to put in a wildlife crossing hall consisting of two enhanced undercrossing buildings and exclusion fencing alongside U.S. Freeway 395, 10 miles southeast of the city of Mammoth Lakes in Mono County.
  • A $4.72 million grant to the Useful resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains for a mission to develop the planning, designs and environmental overview for a wildlife overpass throughout Interstate 5 within the Newhall Go Area close to Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County.

For extra details about the WCB please go to wcb.ca.gov.

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Media Contacts:
John Donnelly, Wildlife Conservation Board, (916) 445-8448
Amanda McDermott, CDFW Communications, (916) 738-9641

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