CDFW Seeking Research Projects on Watershed Predation of Threatened and Endangered Species

Marty Gingras, CDFW Bay-Delta Region, (209) 234-3486
Kevin Fleming, CDFW Water Branch, (916) 445-1739
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is announcing the public release of a proposal solicitation package (PSP) titled Research Regarding Predation on Threatened and/or Endangered Species in the Delta, Sacramento and San Joaquin Watersheds. CDFW has approximately $1 million available to award to grantees to conduct research as outlined in the PSP.  As a condition of funding, grantees must issue a publication-worthy final report at the conclusion of the three-year grant term.

Eligible research projects must present an experimental design that:

Tests explicit alternative hypotheses about the role(s) of predation as it may affect the demographic status and trends of one or more of the Bay-Delta listed species;

  • Samples across salient spatial and temporal gradients in the Delta and/or the anadromous waters of the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River watersheds; and
  • Does not direct funding to an activity or activities that CDFW or any consortium with which CDFW is affiliated is already undertaking or obligated to undertake.

The grant priorities, guidelines and application can be found in the PSP which posted on CDFW’s Grant Opportunities website at

Eligible grant proposals must be postmarked no later than Nov. 10, 2014 and be sent to:

CDFW Water Branch
Attn: Predation Research PSP
830 S Street
Sacramento, CA, 95811