Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program - News Archive

May 17, 2019 - Draft 2019 Solicitation and Guidelines

CDFW has released for public review and comment, the 2019 link opens in new windowDraft Solicitation (PDF) and link opens in new windowGrant Program Guidelines (PDF) for the Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program. Comments may be submitted via email to WetlandRestoration@wildlife.ca.gov and must be received by June 18, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

GHG Quantification Methodology and Calculator Tool Comments

The link opens in new windowCalifornia Air Resources Board (CARB) is also currently accepting comments on its Quantification Methodology and Wetlands Program Benefits Calculator Tool must be submitted to CARB via email at GGRFProgram@arb.ca.gov. The deadline for comments to CARB is also June 18, 2019, by 5:00 PM PDT.

Public Workshops

CDFW will host four workshops to present the Wetlands Program draft Solicitation and Guidelines and accept comments. Stakeholders may attend in person or online. Skype webinar information below. Please RSVP to WetlandRestoration@wildlife.ca.gov.

April 17, 2019 - 2019 Solicitation Schedule

CDFW is preparing a 2019 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN), which will include a pre-application phase and a full application phase. Complete details and timeline for the 2019 grant cycle can be found in the following Project Area Fact Sheets.

July 12, 2018 - FAQ Posted - Updated Workshop Details

A link opens in new windowFAQ (PDF) for the FY 2017-18 Proposals Solicitation Notice has been posted. If you have questions you would like addressed, please email WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov.

If you are planning on participating in the July 18 application workshop, please note the URL for the webinar has been updated. See link opens in new windowflyer (PDF) for details.

July 5, 2018 - Application Workshop Recording Available

The June 28 Application Workshop link opens in new windowrecording is available for viewing (YouTube). CDFW will host a link opens in new windowsecond workshop July 18 (PDF) for those who missed the first workshop.

June 18, 2018 - FY 2017-18 Proposal Solicitation Notice Released

CDFW is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2017-18. Important documents and links are listed below:

May 3, 2018 - Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice & Draft Quantification Methodology Open for Public Comment

link opens in new windowFY 2017-2018 Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) is available for review. The link opens in new windowrecording of the May 16, 2018, public meeting (YouTube) is also available

CDFW is now accepting public comments on the link opens in new windowDraft FY 2017-2018 Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) (Solicitation). The deadline for public comments is May 24, 2018 at WetlandRestoration@wildlife.ca.gov. CDFW will hold a link opens in new windowPublic Meeting (PDF) on May 16, 2018 to discuss the Draft Solicitation.

The California Air Resources Board is accepting public comments on the link opens in new windowDraft Quantification Methodology and Calculator Tool for the Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program. The deadline for public comments is May 16, 2018 at GGRFProgram@arb.ca.gov.

FY 2014-2015 Grant Awards

CDFW is pleased to announce the award of $21 million in funding to restore or enhance approximately 2,500 acres of wetlands and mountain meadows for the purpose of greenhouse gas reduction:

  • North Campus Open Space Wetlands Restoration ($999,989 to Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Blue Carbon at Elkhorn Slough: Increasing Regional Carbon Sequestration Through Salt Marsh Restoration ($2,996,768 to Elkhorn Slough Foundation)
  • Initiation of Thin-layered Sediment Augmentation on the Pacific Coast: An Action to Ensure the Long Term Availability of Coastal Salt Marsh for Carbon Sequestration/Storage, as well as to Support the Conservation of Habitat to Support Listed and Sensitive Wetland Species ($1,055,827 to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex)
  • Sherman Island Wetland Restoration Project ($10,386,139 to Reclamation District 341)
  • Restoration of the Carbon Storing Ecosystem in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, CA ($587,996 to Yosemite National Park)
  • A Demonstration of the Carbon Sequestration and Biodiversity Benefits of Beaver and Beaver Dam Analogue Restoration Techniques ($539,672 to Regents of the University of California, Davis)
  • Yuba Headwaters Meadow Restoration ($567,480 to South Yuba River Citizens League)
  • Developing a Protocol for Net Carbon Sequestration from Restoration of Eastern Sierra Meadows ($921,766 to California Trout, Inc.)
  • Mountain Meadows Restoration Project at Greenville Creek and Upper Goodrich and Effects on Greenhouse Gases ($679,566 to Plumas Corporation)
  • Middle Martis Creek Wetlands Restoration ($594,176 to Truckee River Watershed Council)
  • Truckee Meadows Restoration Project ($1,495,551 to Truckee River Watershed Council)
  • Bean Meadow Restoration Project ($493,543 to Sierra Foothill Conservancy)

See link opens in new windowpress release for more information.

Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction
FY 2014-2015 Proposal Solicitation Notice

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce a new grant program: The Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program. This Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) is funded through the Air Resources Board’s Cap-and-Trade Program as part of its overall greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy. This PSN will support projects that reduce GHGs and provide co-benefits such as enhancing fish and wildlife habitat, protecting and improving water quality and quantity, and helping California adapt to climate change. This Solicitation is focused on GHG emission reduction through restoration or enhancement of Delta and coastal wetlands and mountain meadow habitat.

Due date for submitting proposals: December 19, 2014