San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Bulletin: May 28, 2014

  • by BPC Staff
  • on May 28, 2014
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May 28 2014  
When we updated our website earlier this year, ourresources page changed too.  Instead of attempting to provide and maintain a library of all the relevant wetland restoration publications out there, we decided to showcase the most recent and/or influential reports, research and tools we think you – our partners, resource planners and managers, decision makers and other interested stakeholders – want to reference and know about.

With the National Climate Assessment having been released earlier this month, we thought it timely to call your attention to three recently released planning resources we posted, as well as the upcoming California Adaptation forum that will be held in Sacramento this summer.  

The National Wildlife Federation’s 
Climate Smart Conservation – Putting Adaptation Principles Into Practice, looks at how climate change already is affecting the nation’s wildlife and habitats, and addresses how natural resource managers will need to prepare for and adapt to these unprecedented changes. Developed by a broad collaboration of experts from federal, state, and non-governmental institutions, the guide offers practical steps for crafting conservation actions to enhance the resilience of the natural ecosystems on which wildlife and people depend.

Planning for Climate Change on the National Wildlife Refuge System addresses climate change planning concepts, ecological effects of climate change, the social, economic, and cultural issues related to climate change, and incorporates these considerations into Refuge System plans.

Climate-Smart Restoration Toolkit
This toolkit, produced by Point Blue Conservation Science, offers resources for restoration practitioners interested in designing projects in a way that prepares them for climate change.  It includes a restoration checklist, riparian restoration design database, and links to other related and internet-based resources.

We have other new resources recently posted on this page and invite you to submit anything you think belongs here too 
for our review
Registration is now open for the first California Adaptation Forum, August 19-20, 2014 in Sacramento! This exciting event includes over 40 plenaries and breakout sessions, and will attract and engage a diverse mix of over 600 policymakers, practitioners and leaders. Visit the forum website for more information on the program, tours, special events, featured speakers, travel and hotel information, and to REGISTER TODAY!
GRANTS – with deadlines
By June 27: 
Applications for these grants need to be submitted by a state agency partner, and potential applicants should also contact the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture to let them know of their intent and for JV assistance. more
By July 7:
 Local Coastal Assistance Grant ProgramThe state of California offers grant funding to support local governments in planning for sea-level rise and climate change, and in developing new or updating existing Local Coastal Programs (LCP), consistent with the California Coastal Act. Over 2.2 million in combined funding is available through the program.  more

By July 8: The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the benefit of wetlands-associated migratory birds and other wildlife. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and require that requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 1-to-1 ratio. Funds from U.S. Federal sources may contribute towards a project, but are not eligible as match. The Standard Grants Program supports projects that involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats. Partners considering applying should discuss with Beth Huning, SFBJV Coordinator.

By July 14:
Regional Conservation Partnership Program Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will co-invest in mobilizing creative and workable solutions to agricultural production and resource management challenges. These solutions will benefit not only individual farming, ranching, and forest operations, but also local economies and the communities and resource users in a watershed or other geographic area that depend on the quality of the natural resources.  For eligibility and information on applying visit their website.

By October 1: 
The California Department of Parks and Recreation administers this grant program to local public agencies for the acquisition and restoration of wildlife habitats and significant natural areas. Eligible projects include acquisition/restoration of deer/mountain lion, rare, threatened and endangered species, wetlands, riparian, anadromous fish and trout habitat and urban trail/wildlife corridor projects. $2 million is available annually.  more
GRANTS – ongoing
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. for inquiries contact  (916) 445-8448.  more  
The program’s focus is on the San Mateo and Marin Counties’ outer Coast and is also available to projects in watersheds draining into San Francisco Bay. The mission of the Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay is to conserve coastal ecosystems by engaging external partners and other Service programs in activities that restore, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats and habitat forming processes. Funding Available: about $100,000 to $200,000 annually. There is no rigid application format or deadline to apply. However, our money is available on a Federal fiscal year basis (October 1 to September 30), and we encourage you to contact us as early as possible so that we can explore potential partnership opportunities for your project. We would like to hear from you starting in January each year, cooperative agreements for each year are generally finalized by June.   more  
Stewardship Project Manager, Peninsula Open Space Trust    
International Program Assistant, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory 
Communications Intern, Friends of the SF Bay Estuary 
Executive Director, Putah Creek
Visitor Service Internship (Volunteer), Don Edwards SF Bay NWR  
Grant Writer Position, San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society

Conservation Project Manager, Audubon California  
Stewardship Technician, Audubon New Jersey 
Chief Financial Officer, Point Blue Conservation Science 
Development Director, Point Blue Conservation Science
Straw Conservation Director, Point Blue Conservation Science 
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
735 B Center Blvd. Fairfax, CA 94930
 Beth Huning, Coordinator  
Sandra Scoggin, Assistant Coordinator   
Caroline Warner, Public Outreach Coordinator