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Proposition 1 Restoration Grants - Projects

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All funded Prop 1 projects are detailed below.

To date, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has awarded approximately $136 million through its Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs.


FY15/16 - Implementation
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
American River Headwaters Restoration Project $1,800,000 American River Conservancy Placer
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project Phase 2: Ravenswood and Mt. View Ponds $5,000,000 California State Coastal Conservancy Santa Clara
Restoring Fish Migration Connectivity to the Salt River Coastal Watershed $1,995,438 Humboldt County Resource Conservation District Humboldt
Napa River Restoration Oakville to Oak Knoll Project $1,000,000 Napa County Department of Public Works Napa
Reclamation District 2035/Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency Joint Intake and Fish Screen $8,128,621 Reclamation District 2035 Yolo
San Joaquin River - Native Habitat Restoration and Species Enhancement at Dos Rios Ranch $798,978 River Partners Stanislaus
San Joaquin River - Invasive Species Management and Job Creation Project $1,497,843 River Partners Fresno
Oroville Wildlife Area Floodplain Reconnection and Habitat Restoration Project $2,389,872 River Partners Butte
Native Trout Preservation in the Santa Ana Watershed in Southern California $44,093 Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District Riverside
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Removal and Tidal Marsh Restoration Project $3,000,000 State Coastal Conservancy Multiple Counties
North Campus Open Space (NCOS) Coastal Wetland Restoration Project $997,095 The Regents of University California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
Perazzo Meadows Restoration $607,889 Truckee River Watershed Council Sierra
Tuolumne River Bobcat Flat Salmonid Habitat Restoration-Duck Slough Side Channel Restoration for Off-Channel Rearing Habitat $453,618 Tuolumne River Conservancy Stanislaus
San Gabriel Watershed Restoration Program $65,000 Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Los Angeles
FY15/16 - Planning
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Grasslands Floodplain Restoration Project $576,351 American Rivers Merced
Butte Creek Diversion 55 Fish Screen Project $150,000 Family Water Alliance, Inc. Butte
Lower Putah Creek Watershed Restoration $990,312 Solano County Water Agency Solano
Sequoia National Forest Prioritized Meadows Restoration Project $486,173 Trout Unlimited Tulare
FY15/16 - Acquisition
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Johnson Meadow Acquisition, Upper Truckee River $4,000,000 Tahoe RCD El Dorado
FY16/17 - Implementation
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Restoration of Priority Meadows in the Walker Watershed $235,757 American Rivers Mono
CICC Packer Ranch Fish Screen Project & Pump Station Upgrade $467,611 Family Water Alliance, Inc. Colusa
Mill Creek Barrier Removal and Riparian Restoration Project in Talmage $383,939 Mendocino County RCD Mendocino
Humboldt Bay Regional Invasive Spartina Eradication Project $450,000 Redwood Community Action Agency Humboldt
Lagunitas Creek Floodplain and Riparian Restoration Project $935,467 Salmon Protection and Watershed Network Marin
San Vicente Creek Watershed Clematis Vitalba Control Project $1,141,555 Sempervirens Fund Santa Cruz
Carman Watershed Restoration Project Phase II $589,732 Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District Plumas
Oroville Wildlife Area Flood Stage Reduction and Restoration Project $2,509,700 Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency Butte
Dry Creek Meadow Restoration $290,000 Truckee River Watershed Council Nevada
Dennett Dam Removal $840,103 Tuolumne River Trust Stanislaus
FY16/17 - Planning
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Protecting & Restoring Wilderness Meadows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks $86,340 American Rivers Fresno, Tulare
Planning for Priority Meadow Restoration in Lahontan Basin Watersheds $346,352 American Rivers Lassen, Alpine
Modoc Plateau Meadows Assessment and Restoration Design Project $253,309 California Trout, Inc. Modoc, Lassen
Fish Passage Design at Interstate 5 Bridge Array on Trabuco Creek $383,890 California Trout, Inc. Orange
Matilija Dam Removal 65% Design Planning Project $3,300,504 County of Ventura Ventura
DCWC Lower Deer Creek Flood and Ecosystem Improvement Project, Phase 1 - Copy of 32090 $1,950,289 Deer Creek Watershed Conservancy Tehama
Developing Restoration Strategies for Hydrologic Connectivity in Williams Creek $291,594 Humboldt County Resource Conservation District Humboldt
McInnis Marsh Restoration Project $550,000 Marin County Parks Marin
Auburn Ravine-Hemphill Diversion Assessment Phase 2 $177,042 Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Placer
Green Valley Watershed Coho Migration Enhancement Project - Design Phase $347,570 North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council Sonoma
Non-Natal Habitat Enhancement Planning for ESA-listed Salmonids in the Humboldt Bay Watershed $179,316 Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife and Wetlands Restoration Association (PCFWWRA) Humboldt
Thompson Meadow Restoration and Water Budget Evaluation Project $196,784 Plumas Corporation Plumas
Freshwater Creek Off-Channel Habitat Restoration Project-Regulatory Compliance $124,701 Redwood Community Action Agency Humboldt
Grayson Restoration Planning $188,679 River Partners Stanislaus
Salmon River Floodplain Restoration Planning and NEPA Analysis $225,340 Salmon River Restoration Council Siskiyou
Laguna-Mark West Creek Watershed Master Restoration Planning Project $517,000 Sonoma County Water Agency Sonoma
Stanford-Vina Fish Passage Planning and Design Project $418,408 Trout Unlimited Tehama
Yuba River Feasibility Study for the Anadromous Salmonid Reintroduction Component of the Yuba Salmon Partnership Program $300,000 Yuba County Water Agency Yuba, Nevada, Sierra
South Canal Diversion Fish Screen $829,129 Yuba County Water Agency Yuba
FY16/17 - Acquisition
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Cottonwood Canyon Acquisition Project $507,000 Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy Los Angeles
Marshall Ranch Conservation Easement $5,012,125 California Rangeland Trust Humboldt
Rancho Cañada Carmel River Protection and Instream Flow Enhancement Project $1,450,000 Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District Monterey
Lost Coast Redwood & Salmon Initiative Phase 2 (2016) - Indian Creek Conservation Easement $1,400,000 Northcoast Regional Land Trust Mendocino
FY17/18 - Implementation
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Little Shasta Fish Passage Project $474,114 California Trout, Inc. Siskiyou
Mill-Shackleford Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project $522,949 California Trout, Inc. Siskiyou
Lower Arroyo Burro Open Space Restoration $550,000 City of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
Butte Creek Diversion 55 Fish Screen Project - Implementation $209,633 Family Water Alliance, Inc. Butte
GHMWC Fish Screen Project - Implementation $1,159,182 Family Water Alliance, Inc. Sutter
Lagunita Diversion Dam Removal Project $1,226,537 Leland Stanford Jr. University Santa Clara
North San Diego County Multi-Watershed Enhancement & Restoration for Resiliency $1,106,136 San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy San Diego
Deer Creek Irrigation District Dam Fish Passage Improvement Project $2,198,447 Trout Unlimited Tehama
FY17/18 - Planning
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Bolsa Chica Lowlands Restoration Project: Sustainability Alternatives Planning Document $282,492 Bolsa Chica Land Trust Orange
Sentenac Cienega Ecosystem Restoration $552,898 California Department of Parks and Recreation San Diego
Rose Valley Lakes System Alternatives Analysis and Feasibility Study $194,708 California Trout, Inc. Ventura
TRVRP Brown Fill Restoration Project $1,328,000 County of San Diego San Diego
Burdell Unit Tidal Restoration Feasibility Study $394,452 Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Marin
Atascadero Subwatershed Coho Habitat Assessment $114,429 Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District Sonoma
Restoring Tásmam Kojóm (Big Meadow) $95,130 Maidu Summit Consortium and Conservancy Plumas
Napa River Restoration Oakville to Oak Knoll Design-Group B and D $750,000 Napa County Napa
Morrison Creek: Coho Salmon Passage and Habitat Enhancement Planning $203,577 Smith River Alliance Del Norte
Upper Sonoma Creek Habitat Restoration Plan and Demonstration Project Design $335,738 Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma
Paynes Creek BWU Fish Passage Assessment and Restoration Project $345,885 Trout Unlimited Tehama
Advancing Meadow Restoration in the Truckee and American River Watersheds $632,098 Truckee River Watershed Council Multiple Counties
Cook and Butcher Fish Passage and Fish Screen Planning Project $418,618 Western Shasta Resource Conservation District Shasta
FY17/18 - Acquisition
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Arcata Community Forest/Humboldt State University- Jacoby Creek Forest Expansion $1,754,000 City of Arcata Humboldt
Sierra Valley Wetlands/Wet Meadows Conservation Project - Maddalena Ranch $194,040 Feather River Land Trust Sierra
Sierra Valley Wetlands/Wet Meadows Conservation Project - Church Ranch $397,907 Feather River Land Trust Sierra
Sierra Valley Wetlands/Wet Meadows Conservation Project - Curran (Sattley 89) Ranch $454,013 Feather River Land Trust Sierra
Sierra Valley Wetlands/Wet Meadows Conservation Project - Van Vleck (VV Bar) Ranch $677,600 Feather River Land Trust Sierra
Mt. Shasta Headwaters: Soda Springs Conservation Easement $500,000 Pacific Forest Trust Siskiyou
Mendonca Dairy Acquisition $3,696,677 River Partners Stanislaus
Hornitos Ranch Conservation Easement Acquisition Project $3,000,000 Sierra Foothill Conservancy Mariposa
Tijuana River Watershed Protection Project $372,408 The Trust for Public Land San Diego
Walker-Hearne Ranch Acquisition Project $1,700,000 Ventura Hillsides Conservancy Ventura
FY18/19 - Implementation
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Rubber Dam No. 1 System Fish Passage Improvements Project $5,000,000 Alameda County Water District Alameda
Grasslands Floodplain Restoration Implementation Project $1,342,719 American Rivers Stanislaus
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Removal and Tidal Marsh Restoration Project, Phase II $2,200,000 California State Coastal Conservancy Multiple Counties
El Capitan Creek Fish Passage Restoration Implementation $1,179,473 California State Parks Santa Barbara
Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project $1,700,066 California Tahoe Conservancy El Dorado
The Road to Recovery: Redwood Complex Fire Restoration - Implementation $656,902 County of Mendocino Mendocino
Restoring Ecosystem Function in the Upper Salt River Watershed $1,131,334 Humboldt County Resource Conservation District Humboldt
Robin's Nest Fire Recovery and Habitat Restoration Project $301,600 Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Los Angeles
East Creek Restoration Project $316,804 Plumas Corporation Lassen
Multi-benefit Floodplain Restoration at Dos Rios Ranch and Steenstrup Slough $1,588,911 River Partners Stanisluas
Post Fire Forest Management and Sediment Reduction for Coho Recovery $1,423,108 Sonoma Resource Conservation District Sonoma
Reidy Creek Restoration and Beautification Project $380,874 The Escondido Creek Conservancy San Diego
Martis Wildlife Area Restoration Project $3,280,657 Truckee River Watershed Council Placer
West Stanislaus Irrigation District Fish Screen Project $2,250,000 West Stanislaus Irrigation District Stanislaus
FY18/19 - Planning
Project Name Award Grantee County(ies)
Staten Island Multi-benefit Wetland Restoration Feasibility Study $888,330 Conservation Farms and Ranches San Joaquin
The Road to Recovery: Redwood Complex Fire Restoration - Planning $88,382 County of Mendocino Mendocino
Dos Pueblos Creek Restoration Designs $222,104 Earth Island Institute Santa Barbara
Mapping, Assessment and Planning for Recovery and Resiliency in Fire-Damaged Watersheds in the Thomas Fire and Whittier Fire Recovery Zones $382,223 Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Debris Basins Capacity Improvement Project $419,232 Santa Barbara County Flood Control & Water Conservation District Santa Barbara

Total Awards to Date: $111,454,904

FY15/16 - Scientific Studies
Project Name Award PI / Grantee
Yolo Bypass Westside Tributaries Flow Monitoring Project $331,148 Elisa Sabatini, Yolo County
Drought-related high water temperature impacts survival of California salmonids through disease, increasing predation risk $625,740 Richard Connon, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
The Effect of Drought on Delta Smelt Vital Rates $678,275 Jim Hobbs, UC Davis
Reconstructing juvenile salmon growth, condition and Delta habitat use in the 2014-15 drought and beyond $800,484 Michael Miller, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
Hydrodynamic influences on the food webs of restoring tidal wetlands $867,235 John Durand, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
Problems and Promise of Restoring Tidal Marsh to Benefit Native Fishes in the North Delta during Drought and Flood $969,238 John Durand, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
Mechanisms underlying the flow relationship of longfin smelt: I. Movement and feeding $1,263,991 Wim Kimmerer, San Francisco State University
FY15/16 - Restoration/Protection
Project Name Award PI / Grantee
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Habitat and Drainage Improvement Project Permitting $145,944 Ducks Unlimited
Knightsen Wetland Restoration and Flood Protection Project $240,000 East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy
Rush Ranch Lower Spring Branch Creek and Suisun Hill Hollow Tidal Connections Project $839,449 Solano Land Trust
FY16/17 - Scientific Studies
Project Name Award PI / Grantee
Investigating the Factors that Affect Age-0 Longfin Smelt Abundance, Distribution, and Recruitment in the Upper SF Estuary $330,811 Shawn Acuna, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Subcontractor: Lenny Grimaldo ICF
Impact of Climate Variability on Surface Water Quality: Cyanobacteria and Contaminants $891,341 Swee Teh, UC Davis, Aquatic Toxicology Program
Impact of Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Water Flows on Migratory Behavior of Chinook Salmon Smolts in the South Delta $1,510,723 Nann Fangue, UC Davis School
Contaminant Effects on Two California Fish Species and the Food Web That Supports Them $1,701,829 Richard Connon, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
FY16/17 - Restoration/Protection
Project Name Award PI / Grantee
Lower Walnut Creek Restoration Project $537,457 Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Paradise Cut Flood and Conservation Easement Acquisition $2,035,000 American Rivers
FY17/18 - Scientific Studies
Project Name Award PI / Grantee
Application of Cutting-edge Tools to Retrospectively Evaluate Habitat Suitability and Flow Effects for Longfin Smelt $604,792 Jim Hobbs, UC Davis
Floodplains, Tidal Wetlands, and the Dark Food web: Determining Heterotrophic Carbon Contribution to Higher Level Consumers $636,394 Carson Jeffres, UC Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences
Impacts of Climate Change on Pesticide Bioavailability and Sublethal Effects on Juvenile Benefits of Floodplain Rearing $963,408 Daniel Schlenk, UC Riverside
Juvenile Salmon Distribution, Abundance, and Growth in Restored and Relict Delta Marsh Habitats $1,036,412 Brett Harvey, California Department of Water Resources
Defining the Fundamental Niche of Longfin Smelt $1,597,446 Richard Connon, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
A Next-generation Model of Juvenile Salmon Migration through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta $1,730,903 Peter Raimondi, UC Santa Cruz
FY18/19 - Scientific Studies
Project Name Award PI / Grantee
Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins in Freshwater and Estuarine Invertebrates: Implications for Managed Species, Their Communities, and Human Health Risks $612,115 Janis Cooke, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Pathogen Screening and Heath Status of Outmigrating Chinook Salmon in the California Delta $733,885 Richard Connon, UC Davis
Eyes and Ears: Using Lens and Otolith Isotopes to Quantify Critical Rearing Habitats for Salmon Viability $838,279 Carson Jeffres, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
High Resolution Temporal and Spatial Mapping of Mercury in Surface Waters of the San Francisco Bay Delta $1,708,808 Erin Hestir, UC Merced

Total Awards to Date: $24,231,107

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