State Offers $200,000 in Grants to Benefit California Habitat

California Wildlife Habitat Grants
California Wildlife Habitat Grants
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

San Francisco, CA -(Ammoland.com)- California’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is accepting grant proposals for projects that enhance wildlife habitat and environmental restoration.

The funds come from OSPR’s Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF), which originates from oil spill violations, in accordance with California’s Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act.

Multiple projects may be selected, with available funding up to $200,000; typically past grant recipients have been awarded between $50,000- $100,000. Multi-year projects are also considered.

To qualify, an environmental enhancement project must acquire habitat for preservation or improve habitat quality and ecosystem function. In addition, it must meet all of the following requirements:

  •  Be located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state.
  • Have measurable outcomes within a predetermined timeframe.
  • Be designed to acquire, restore, or improve habitat or restore ecosystem function, or both, to benefit fish and wildlife.

“It’s great to be part of an environmental restoration program that makes a difference,” said OSPR Environmental Scientist Bruce Joab. “We’re proud that our Environmental Enhancement Fund projects have helped improve California’s habitats.”

The California Coastal Conservancy and National Fish and Wildlife Federation will join OSPR in selecting the winning recipients.

Disbursement of the grants is contingent on the availability of funds in the EEF.

Grant applications must be received by 5 p.m. on 31 August 2016. To contact the grant coordinator, email [email protected]. For more information, visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/OSPR/Science/Environmental-Enhancement-Fund/About.

About The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW):

The Mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.

For more information, visit: www.wildlife.ca.gov.

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Junk Bin

California needs more water storage for humans and farming rather than flushing water out to sea.
The state is in a water crisis and will remain so untill the liberal tree huggers arfe forced to build more reservoirs. The job of the government is to protect the citizens and tax payers not so bait fish that is not a native or ILLEGAL ALIENS