Cutting the Green Tape

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About

CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape program is a statewide effort, representing the department’s environmental permitting and grant funding programs with added support from its general counsel and executive leadership. This program is leading efforts to develop and implement improvements to how the department issues permits and administers its grant programs, to accelerate the pace and scale of restoration throughout the state.

We're ready to help you with your project. Contact us at RestorationPermitting@wildlife.ca.gov

Announcements

Restoration Round-Up: Butano Creek Floodplain and Streamflow Enhancement Project

Check out Sustainable Conservation’s Restoration Round-Up: Butano Creek Floodplain and Streamflow Enhancement Project to read about the accelerated permitting and CEQA pathways used to help make this project a success!

Spring 2023 CNRA Cutting Green Tape Exchange

On March 22, 2023 the California Landscape Stewardship Network hosted the 6th virtual Cutting Green Tape Exchange with the California Natural Resources Agency. Check out a recording of the exchange (Video)(opens in new tab) for the latest on efforts across the state.

Fall 2022 CNRA Cutting Green Tape Exchange

On September 7, 2022, the California Landscape Stewardship Network hosted the 5th virtual Cutting Green Tape Exchange with the California Natural Resources Agency. Watch a recording of the exchange (Video)(opens in new tab) for updates on the initiative from CDFW and other partners.

Spring 2022 CNRA Cutting Green Tape Exchange

On March 17, 2022, CDFW participated in the Cutting Green Tape Exchange, organized by the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) and the California Landscape Stewardship Network. Check out a recording of the exchange (Video)(opens in new tab) to get an update on the initiative’s progress across the state.

November 18, 2021 Public Meeting Presentation and Recording Available

The November 18, 2021 public meeting recording (Video)(opens in new tab) and slide presentation (PDF)(opens in new tab) on CDFW’s new Cutting the Green Tape (CGT) Program and CDFW’s role in the new California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Statutory Exemption for Fish and Wildlife Restoration Projects (SERP) process are now available.

Contact RestorationPermitting@wildlife.ca.gov with any questions.

2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Solicitation Released

CDFW is now accepting pre-application proposals for the 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation (PDF)(opens in new tab). Pre-application proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on September 30, 2021, through CDFW WebGrants.

For reference, a Microsoft Word version of the Pre-application Template (Word) is available. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)(PDF(opens in new tab)) is also available. The FAQ will be updated as questions are submitted to WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov.

CDFW will host an online pre-application workshop (PDF)(opens in new tab) to walk through the application process on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Geographic Location Map

Summer 2021 North Coast Coho Recovery Call for Concepts

Workshop Recordings and Presentations Available

The recording of both Cutting the Green Tape Workshops is now available:

Also available is a copy of the presentations:

 

 

 


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