[env-trinity] DFG solicits proposals for watershed restoration grants; deadline Sept. 3
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Mon Aug 11 17:22:09 PDT 2008
Department of Fish and Game
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 8, 2008
Contact: Patty Forbes, Program Coordinator, (916) 327-8842
DFG Office of Communications, (916) 322-8911
DFG solicits proposals for watershed restoration grants; deadline Sept.
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Fisheries Restoration Grant
Program is soliciting proposals for watershed restoration projects in
Californiafs coastal watersheds. The primary goal of this program is
to ensure the survival and protection of coho salmon, steelhead trout,
Chinook salmon, and cutthroat trout in the statefs coastal watersheds.
This year, DFG will focus on funding projects that have immediate
benefits to salmonids in watersheds affected by the 2007 and 2008
wildfires. Proposals for projects that remove permanent or seasonal
barriers to otherwise functioning historical salmonid habitat, and those
that improve riparian habitat and water quality enough to benefit
spawning or rearing habitat for salmonids are particularly desirable.
Funding for the anadromous fish restoration work in coastal watersheds
that have been impacted by the wildfires of 2007 and 2008 is limited to
these types of projects:
Fish Passage at Stream Crossings
In-stream Barrier Modification for Fish Passage
Watershed Evaluation, Assessment and Planning
Funding for fiscal year 2008-2009 is expected to be approximately $10
million. All proposals submitted by mail must have a U.S. Postal Service
postmark no later than Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. Proposals delivered by
any other means, including hand delivery in person, must be delivered no
later than 3 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2008.
DFGfs intent is to fund projects that are consistent with its
Steelhead Restoration and Management Plan for California, the
Recovery Strategy for California Coho Salmon, and address impacts to
listed waters from wildfires within anadromous salmonid habitat.
All documents needed to apply for these grants - including the
application form, complete instructions and contact information - are
available on the Internet, at
Funding for proposals submitted under this proposal solicitation notice
are subject to the availability of funds and approval of the Budget Act
for the State fiscal year 2008-2009. Grant agreements will not be in
place until the spring of 2009.
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individual(s) listed above.
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