This year marks the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds, also called the Migratory Bird Treaty, originally signed on Aug. 16, 1916. The treaty connects the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with federal, state, private, non-government, tribal, and international partners
who share a long, successful history of conserving, protecting, and managing migratory bird populations and their habitats. The centennial offers partners yet another way to expand awareness about migratory birds, share ideas about how to help protect them, as well as increase support for bird conservation programs nationwide. You can learn more about the celebration and events happening across the country here.
Latest All Bird Bulletin now available
The Winter 2016 issue of the All Bird Bulletin (ABB) is dedicated to
highlighting the unique and important roles land trusts play as partners
in bird conservation. Look for features on Sonoma Land Trust and the
Sears Point Restoration (p.10), as well as an article by our partners at Point Blue Conservation Science on how land management practices, developed from their oak woodland bird monitoring results, are being adopted by land trusts and private landowners interested in supporting focal species.
ABB is the e-newsletter of the US North American Bird Conservation Committee.
Our chance to fill you in on some of what we have been up to since our last Bulletin.
Work continues on the SediMatch Web Tool Phase 1, designed to help sediment suppliers and wetland restoration project planners find one another by using an interactive web tool. The objective is to facilitate increased opportunities for beneficial reuse at restoration sites around the bay. After an initial kick off
meeting last November, and some follow up by the project team in between, a volunteer task group is meeting on February 24 to make decisions that will
determine the best combination of content and functionality for the phase 1 tool.
For more information, contact Sandra Scoggin.
In March, the SFBJV will be hosting a meeting of regional communication and outreach partners to consider ways to collaborate on sharing our messages about
the value of wetlands and wetland restoration. If you are interested in attending please contact Caroline Warner, SFBJV Outreach Coordinator.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is soliciting proposals for projects that restore, enhance, or protect anadromous salmonid habitat in anadromous watersheds of California or projects that lead to such protection.
By March 31 Ca State Coastal Conservancy Proposition 1 Funding
These grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration
and urban greening.
California Sea Grant continues to focus on the following Strategic Focus Areas – Healthy Coastal & Marine Ecosystems, Resilient Coastal Communities and safe
and Sustainable Fisheries and Seafodd Supply.
By April 4 Community-based Restoration Program
The Community-based Restoration Program is currently soliciting applications
for restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to foster species recovery and increase fish production.By April 8 Environmental Education Grants Program
Recipients of these grants will further EPA’s strategic goals by implementing environmental education projects that improve environmental behavior
through nonregulatory means, raise the public’s awareness of actions it can
take to prevent pollution, and promote environmental stewardship.By April 14 2016 Community Watershed Stewardship Grant
These grants are offered to watershed groups and organizations that help
protect and care for the watersheds of Contra Costa County.
Many of our funding source links have no deadlines, are cyclical or ongoing,
please visit our grants page for more information.