News and Updates from the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

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  • on November 5, 2012

SF Bay Joint Venture Update, November 5




Coastal Conservancy Draft Strategic Plan

The Coastal Conservancy is in the process of preparing a new five year strategic plan. The draft plan is now available for review. We welcome comments on this draft – please send them to,  by Thursday, Nov 15th. Please include your name and affiliation in your email. Thanks in advance for your feedback.


November Event highlights 

(for a complete listing see events section below)

Napa Sonoma Marsh Restoration Group  


    November 6, 9am-3:15 pm 


Auditorium of the Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland



Climate Smart Actions for Natural Resource Managers Workshop  – Registration Open!  

click here to REGISTER

Are you managing natural resources in the San Francisco Bay Area and interested in learning how to plan for climate change? This FREE workshop will present predicted climate change impacts for the Bay Area, climate smart adaptation principles, case studies, data and decision support tools AND provide an opportunity to request research and tools needed to make informed climate smart decisions. Please join us, and forward this invitation to others!

DATE:    Thursday, November 29, 2012
TIME:     9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)
PLACE:  Elihu M. Harris Building, Room 1, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

A preliminary agenda and more workshop information will be posted soon on the Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium website

Presented by the Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium, with support from: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, California State Coastal Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative


Deadline: November 29, 2012. The U.S. Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act established a competitive grants program to support projects that promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States, Canada, Latin America or the Caribbean. Many grants of up to US $250,000 are awarded every year.

Deadline January 4, 2013.  Alameda County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund: The Alameda County Fish and Game Commission is pleased to announce the availability of funds from the Alameda County Fish and Game Propagation Fund. The Fish and Game Commission requests the submission of completed Funding Applications. Recommendations of the Fish and Game Commission will be forwarded to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, which maintains final decision-making authority for expenditures from the Fund. Successful applicants may anticipate receiving funding awards in spring or summer, 2013. The Alameda County Fish and Game Propagation Fund is entirely supported by fine revenues and restitution monies which result from violations of the Fish and Game Code and Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations in Alameda County. Expenditures made from the Fund must benefit the fish and wildlife resources of the County. A maximum amount of $3,000.00 will be granted to any one applicant. 2013 APPLICATION FORM.

Urban Streams Restoration Program Prepares for Next Round of Grants
In the next few months, the Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) plans to release a draft Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for approximately $9 million in grant funding from remaining Propositions 84 and 13 allocations. To receive notification of the release click here or visit the USRP website.

Urban Greening Planning and Project Grants  Concept proposals for these Proposition 84-funded grants will most likely be due in February 2012. Planning grant applications most likely will also be due in February 2012. JV partners with habitat protection and restoration projects might consider trying to incorporate their projects into applications that are being prepared for this funding source, as their projects will meet some of the criteria for this grant source. Check with local planners and others who might be applying locally.



California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)

WCB continues to provide funding for wetland, riparian, oak woodland, and other fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects and land acquisition (easement and fee title) from Propositions 40, 50, and 117.  The WCB’s Riparian, Inland Wetlands, and Oak Woodland programs continue, and are continuously open for proposal submission.   

More information can be found on our website.

Coastal Program in San Francisco Bay  The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates a partnership program in the Bay, Delta and the estuary’s local watersheds. About $220,000 is available each year to obligate to projects that restore fish and wildlife habitat, provide essential information to decision makers advising them on habitat restoration, or performs habitat-related advocacy and outreach. The emphasis is on estuarine benefits and for “on-the-ground” projects. About 260 wide-ranging projects involving all kinds of partners have been supported since 1992. CFDA Number 15.630. Contact John Klochak, Coastal Program Manager, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 9500 Thornton Ave. Newark, CA 94560. Phone: 510-792-0717 ext 223, FAX: 510-792-5828 Email:



EPA Awards $6.5 Million for Ten Projects to Restore San Francisco Bay Water Quality and Habitats, EPA Press Release, October 17, 2012 

Napa River, Sears Point environmental work gets EPA funding | Times-Herald, October 20, 2012

Dry Creek ‘fishway’ project aims to restore salmon habitat | Santa Rosa Press Democrat, October 19, 2012

New president and CEO at Land Trust | Napa Valley Register, October 9, 2012


These and other news stories can be found here.



October 30 – November 13: Urban Greening Grant Program Workshops–five throughout the state over two weeks 



November 5: Climate Change Symposium in Sacramento – in person or webinar

November 6: Napa Sonoma Marsh Restoration Group meeting

November 7, 2012 SFBJV Conservation Delivery Committee meeting

November 8: 14th Annual Central California Invasive Weed Symposium

November 9: Dazzling Dragonflies of Sonoma County

November 10: Laguna Environmental Center Open House

November 14, 2012 CARCD Annual Conference 2012

November 14: Your coast in 50 years – a sediment management workshop on the Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan for the San Francisco Littoral Cell

November 14, 2012 The Future of Conservation: New Strategies for a Changing World

November 21: CANCELLED: Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee Meeting

November 29: SAVE THE DATE: November 29 Climate Smart Actions for Natural Resource Managers


December and beyond

December 01, 2012 SER 2013 Call for Proposals Symposia, Workshops & Training Courses–Deadline Dec. 1

December 5: Open Space Authority Community Forum: A Conservation Vision

December 08, 2012 Second Saturday of the Month Open House

December 19: Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee Meeting

January 15, 2013 Fish Passage Design and Engineering Field School

January 27, 2013 Ecology and Conservation of North American Waterfowl

July 29 – August 2, 2013: CER – The National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration




DFG Authorizes Voluntary Local Program in Alameda County
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has approved a Voluntary Local Program (VLP) in Alameda County, the first VLP in California. The purpose of a VLP is to encourage farmers and ranchers engaged in agricultural activities to establish locally designed programs to voluntarily enhance and maintain habitat for endangered and threatened species.

October 2012 sea level rise Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Report from The Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) project

One open environmental seat on Contra Costa County, applications must be postmarked by November 16. Application Form.

New FWS report shows a rise in hunting, fishing, and wildlife-related recreation in 28 states (PDF)

NEW WEBSITE from the San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project- climate change and restoration planning for Olympia oysters – SF Bay, Elkhorn Slough



Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service | Appl. Deadline: 2012-11-06

Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program, The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation | Appl. Deadline: 2013-01-10


Open Until Filled

Director of Development, California, Audubon  

San Francisco Community Program Manager, Park Stewardship Program, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy   

Restoration Ecologist, River Partners  

Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture Cross Timbers Conservation Delivery Specialist, American Bird Conservancy  

WTF Regional Wildlife Biologist – California, Nevada, National Wild Turkey Foundation-NWTF  


These and other job opportunities available at jobs. If you have sent a job for posting, please be sure to let us know as soon as it is filled. 


Volunteer Opportunities and resources available on our volunteer  

resources page at