Quagga/Zebra Mussel News

  • May 24, 2023
Person standing in delta weeds measuring invasive plant water, using white measuring device.

Friday, June 2, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.: Secretary Speaker Series: Defending the Golden State - Safeguarding California from Invasive Species.

Please join the California Natural Resources Agency for a webinar to kick off California Invasive Species Action Week!  Invasive plants and animals can wreak havoc on California’s environment, farms and economy. They threaten biodiversity, clog waterways, damage crops, and weaken levees and other structures. Join us for a discussion of how invasive species drive multiple challenges and what we can do to reduce their impacts. Moderated by California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot.


  • California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross
  • California Invasive Plant Council Executive Director Doug Johnson
  • University of California, Davis Professor and Specialist in Cooperative Extension in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy Dr. Ted Grosholz
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Chief of Resources Management & Science Dr. Christy Brigham
  • California State University, Chico Professor of Geography and Planning Don Hankins

Register for the Zoom Webinar

After the event a recording will be posted at resources.ca.gov/About-Us/Secretary-Speaker-Series

Categories: General
  • April 12, 2023

The following information is being forwarded on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

The Funding Opportunity for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife QZAP FY2023 has officially been posted. The total funding amount for projects is approximately $2,200,000.00, which is similar to last year. There has been significant change in the application process over the past three years, resulting from our transition to GrantSolutions.gov. This opportunity will be open for application through June 12, 2023.

Applications will need to be submitted through grantsolutions.gov, and you will need to create a login and password to access the system. There are recipient tutorials online linked below. Below are the steps you will need to take to access and locate the funding announcement. The funding announcement number is F23AS00319 and the full title is "F23AS00319 FY2023 Implementation of the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Action Plan (QZAP) in the Western United States - 2023".

Please disseminate this opportunity to all interested parties. Please feel free to reach out to Barak Shemai, USFWS Invasive Species Coordinator, at barak_shemai@fws.gov. The opportunity can also be found at grants.gov but applications may NOT be submitted through grants.gov.



  • Sign into grantsolutions.gov
  • Go to the Funding Opportunities page
  • Once there use CTRL + F to search the name of the opportunity "name in full" or "QZAP"
  • You should see the QZAP opportunity - Select Apply on the far right

Links to the recipient training videos:

Link to general information:


Categories: General
  • April 12, 2023

The following information is being forwarded on behalf of the California State Parks' Division of Boating and Waterways:


A Presentation will be conducted via MS Teams on:

April 13, 2023 10:00 a.m. to noon

The application window is

April 10, 2023 to May 19, 2023

The Solicitation Notice, pre-registration for the On-Line Grant Application (OLGA) system, Guidelines, Presentation materials, and other QZ Grant documents for the 2023 Grant Cycle, are now available on the DBW website: dbw.ca.gov/QZGrant.

Presentation: The Presentation will give an overview of the QZ Grant Program, including eligibility requirements and information related to the utilization of the OLGA system.

RSVP: As a courtesy, please RSVP for the Presentation by April 7, 2023, to QZGrant@parks.ca.gov with the following information:

  1. Name of Attendee(s)
  2. Agency
  3. Phone Number
  4. E-mail address
  5. Questions (submitting questions in advance is appreciated)

Preparation: Interested applicants should do the following with the information available on our web page:

  • Pre-register for OLGA access following the OLGA Step-by-Step Instructions.
    • Review "Application Materials," including the pre-recorded OLGA Instructional Webinar.
    • Access the 2023 Presentation Notice and QZ Grant Presentation slides under "Grant Announcements."

For questions specific to quagga/zebra mussel monitoring, or for prevention planning, contact our sister agency, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, at Invasives@wildlife.ca.gov or (866) 440-9530.

Categories: General