Figure 1. Geographical Areas and Fourth Field Hydrologic Units Covered by CDFW's Fisheries Restoration Grants Program.
The objective of the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is to restore anadromous salmonid habitat with the goal of ensuring the survival and protection of the species in coastal areas of California. FRGP will accomplish this by funding:
Each year the FRGP solicits proposals for projects which address the goals of the program through its Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN). The annual open competitive selection process has evolved over the past 30 years and FRGP receives more proposals than it can fund. For FRGP to accomplish its goals applicants must submit proposals that address a task in one of the State or Federal recover plans listed below:
For other requirements and details on submitting a proposal to FRGP see the Proposal Solicitation Notice.
There has been a collaborative effort since the inception of the FRGP with more than 600 stakeholders to restore declining anadromous salmonid habitat. Over the last 30 years, the FRGP has invested over $250 million and supported over 3,500 salmonid restoration projects.
FRGP management activities are divided into five coastal watershed geographical areas (Figure 1) in which CDFW grant managers oversee the implementation of funded restoration projects.
Watershed Restoration Grants Branch1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814WatershedGrants@wildlife.ca.gov
Before and after: a bridge is built to replace a culvert that was impassable to salmon. Photos provided by Mike Bird