Grant program benefits Nevada County fish and wildlife, applications now open

NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 21, 2016 – The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is soliciting grant proposals for Fiscal Year 2017/2018. The grant program is supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives fifty percent of base fine revenues from Fish and Game Code citations issued in the County. The funds, as denoted in California Fish and Game Code §13103, may be used for fish and wildlife education programs, temporary care of injured or orphaned wildlife, improvement of fish and wildlife habitat, or scientific fish and wildlife research.

The grant period is now open with an application deadline of Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Awards will be announced on February 7, 2017, at the Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, and donations will be paid in the fall of 2017.

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission consist of nine members who are appointed by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board and keeps informed of legislation, current wildlife research, and other related matters that may affect the fish and wildlife resources in Nevada County. The Fish and Wildlife Commission meets bi-monthly in the Nevada County Board of Supervisors Chambers, located at the Eric Rood Center: 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, California.  All meetings start at 6:00 p.m. and are held on the first Tuesday in February, April, June, August, October and December.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Acree, Nevada County Department of Agriculture, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959, (530) 470-2690, Email: Jennifer.acree@co.nevada.ca.us.