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

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is seeking nominations to fill vacancies 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 CDFW 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 (county supervisors are recommended by the California State Association of Counties). All representatives must reside in or represent interests in coastal and Central Valley counties in which native salmon and steelhead exist.

CDFW will accept nominations from the general public for the timber industry, agricultural industry, and academic or research positions through May 31, 2017. The appointed representatives serve four-year terms, and these appointments extend until December 2020, starting with the PRC meeting scheduled in the fall of 2017.

To nominate a representative for either of the two seats, please send a nomination letter to:

Patty Forbes, FRGP Coordinator
Wildlife Fisheries Division – Watershed Restoration Grants Branch
1416 9th Street, Room 1266
Sacramento, CA 95814
FRGP@wildlife.ca.gov

Nomination letters must include the candidate’s resume and verification they represent coastal or Central Valley counties in which salmon and steelhead exist. For more information, please contact Matt Wells at (916) 445-1285 or FRGP@wildlife.ca.gov.

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Media Contacts:
Matt Wells, CDFW Watershed Restoration Grant Branch, (916) 445-1285

Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8988