The Program is seeking proposals for climate adaptation and resiliency projects that protect, restore, and improve upper watershed lands in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains, including forest lands, meadows, wetlands, chaparral, and riparian habitat.
WCB anticipates awarding up to $18 million in grants selected through this PSN, and funds must be expended by March 31, 2026. The minimum grant amount requested from WCB should be no less than $100,000. The Program allows for the following types of projects:
-Restoration of degraded montane meadows and streams
-Reforestation and post-fire habitat recovery
-Restoration of aspen stands
-Acquisitions that protect meadow habitat, migration corridors, or habitat connectivity
-Road improvements benefiting sensitive environmental resources
-Hazardous fuels reduction (mechanical thinning, prescribed burning) benefiting forest health, wildlife corridors, etc.
Please see the announcement on WCB’s website for the full PSN document, application form, and more information.
- Public Agency
Nonprofit organizations and government agencies (federal, state, and local) are eligible.
Projects must be located within the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains in California. An interactive map can be viewed on the Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS).
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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