California Biodiversity Council
c/o University of California
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Program Support Unit
Ag Field Station Building
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616
(530) 752-2196 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Strengthening Agency Alignment for Natural Resource Conservation
The California Biodiversity Council (CBC) held a Workshop to Align Agency Conservation Plans, Policies and Programs in October, 2012, and the results of this workshop led to the Feb. 6, 2013 California Biodiversity Council Meeting in Davis, CA where the Co-Chairs committed to a new resolution for the Council. This resolution, Strengthening Agency Alignment for Natural Resource Conservation is availble as a pdf document or as text on this page. As part of the resolution, CBC Co-Chairs have recommended the formation of an interagency committee to coordinate alignment activities, evaluate risks and opportunities, and maintain an inventory/description of communication and planning processes and tools. Find out more here.
California Invasive Species Council
The California Invasive Species Council will assist in minimizing the negative effects of non-native species on the state's agriculture, lands, natural resources, and waterways in rural and urban environments. The newly formed council will be chaired by Secretary Kawamura and vice-chaired by Mike Chrisman, Secretary for the California Natural Resources Agency. The council will appoint a California Invasive Species Advisory Committee (CISAC) tasked with making recommendations to prioritize an invasive species rapid response plan. The committee will take input from local government, tribal governments and federal agencies, as well as environmental organizations, academic and science institutions, affected industry sectors and impacted landowners. Please see Q & A: INVASIVE SPECIES (pdf) and ESTABLISHING THE INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL (pdf) for more information.
Proposition 40 Project Awards Website
The Resources Agency, working through the Department of Parks and Recreation, has created a public website through which all departments administering Proposition 40 funds will report their project award information. This website has been designed so members of the public can easily obtain information in a single location about Proposition 40-funded projects in their community. The information can be accessed by city, county, zip code, as well as through more refined searches, including the use of key words. All technical issues should be forward to Ed Wiebe, DPR IT Project Manager (916) 651-7679. General questions or concerns should be directed to Elaine Berghausen (916) 653-5656. Questions on the projects on the website - go to the department administering that project. Each project description includes the contact phone number for the project.