Nominations Now Being Accepted for Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Peer Review Committee

Media Contacts: 
Kevin Shaffer, DFG Fisheries Branch, (916) 327-8841
Kirsten Macintyre, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8911

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is seeking nominations to fill a new vacancy on the FRGP Peer Review Committee (PRC).

Pursuant to the Public Resources Code, section 6217, members of the PRC are appointed by the Director of DFG to provide advice, oversight and recommendations regarding grant funding priorities for the FRGP. Seven of the PRC’s 14 representatives are recommended by the California Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout. The remaining seven represent the following interests: one representative from the agriculture industry, one representative from the timber industry, one representative of public water agency interests, one academic or research scientist with expertise in anadromous fisheries restoration and three county supervisors from coastal counties (the county supervisors are recommended by the California State Association of Counties).

The timber industry representative seat has been vacated mid-term. An interim representative will serve the remainder of the term. DFG will accept nominations for this position from the general public through June 30.

Because the FRGP only awards grants to applicants within coastal counties of California, all representatives must reside in or represent interests in coastal counties in which salmon and steelhead exist. To nominate a representative for the timber seat, please send a nomination letter to Patty Forbes, FRGP Coordinator, 830 S St., Sacramento, CA 95811. Nomination letters should include the candidate’s resume and verification that they represent coastal counties in which salmon and steelhead exist.