THE BULLETINtimely news from the SFBJVDecember 18, 2015
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Sears Point Levee Breach in October 2015Proud to be the
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture2015 has been a year filled with project milestones for several of our partners, including four major breaches that restored tidal action to lands long cut off from the Bay. The year began with a breach at Cullinan Ranch on January 6th, returning tidal waters to over 1200 acres within the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. In October, our partners at Sonoma Land Trust, Ducks Unlimited and the Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) breached a levee at Sears Point, adding another 1000 acres of tidal marsh to a swath of protected land stretching across the northern edge of the Bay from the Petaluma River to the Napa River. And in the last two weeks Audubon California, along with the FWS, added another 400 acres of tidal marsh habitat to the region, as part of the Sonoma Creek Marsh Enhancement project, while FWS also breached a levee at inner Bair Island bringing to near completion a decades-long project and adding 1000 acres of tidal marsh habitat to the South Bay. You can read about several of these projects and others on ourfeatured projects page. In addition to these larger scale projects, there were many more creek and pond projects completed around the Bay. If you are interested in finding out more please contact Sandra Scoggin, manager of the Project Tracker. Also, if you have a project you’d like us to feature in 2016, let SFBJV Outreach Coordinator Caroline Warner know. As a final note, we will also be fully transitioned to our new and improved project tracking database, in collaboration with the SFEI Ecoatlas, in early 2016. So stay tuned and keep up the great work!!
GRANTS with deadlinesBy December 31For this second competitive grant round, the Conservancy invites project proposals that protect and enhance anadromous fish habitat.By January 8, 2016This NOAA funding source supports informed adaptation planning and coastal management decisions through a multidisciplinary research program.February 3, 2016
This National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support.By February 8, 2016
The Alameda Fish & Game Commission encourages applications relating to activities that protect and conserve fish and wildlife, including improvement of fish and wildlife habitat, public education about fish and wildlife conservation, and scientific fish & wildlife research in Alameda County for these funds.
By February 18, 2016
Grants and Partnerships to Restore Wildlife Habitat $760,000 of funding is still available for this grant program and the RFP has been extended until February 18. A Q&A session will be held at 1:30 pm on Jan. 12, 2016 for those interested. More information about this grant can be found on our website or theirs.
By February 26, 2016
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Standard Grant
The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and requires coordination well in advance of the due date with SFBJV Coordinator Beth Huning.
Ongoing GrantsMany of our funding source links have no deadlines, are cyclical or ongoing, please visit our grants page for more information.
JOBS with deadlines for applying
OPEN until filledCommunications Intern Friends of the San Francisco Estuary
West Coast Geospatial Coordinator
NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Stewardship Team Member
Center for Social & Environmental Stewardship
Senior Environmental Specialist
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Development AssociateMarine Science Institutejob opportunities are updated frequently, please visit our jobs page to stay current!
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