The San Diego River Conservancy is an independent, non-regulatory state agency established to preserve, restore and enhance the San Diego River Area. The Conservancy's 17 member Governing Board consists of both state and local representatives, creating a diverse partnership dedicated to conserving this highly valued resource of statewide significance.
Our mission is accomplished by (1) acquiring, managing and conserving land; and (2) protecting or providing recreational opportunities, open space, wildlife species and habitat, wetlands, water quality, natural flood conveyance, historical/cultural resources, and educational opportunities. For example, one important Conservancy goal is to build, in conjunction with our partners, a River-long park and hiking trail stretching fifty-two miles from the River's headwaters near Julian to the Pacific Ocean.
With over 10,000 years of human habitation, the San Diego River Area boasts no less than twenty-nine State Historic Landmarks, four National Historic Landmarks, three state parks, twenty local and municipal parks and public open spaces, as well as rich cultural resources. Today, the region is home to over one-half million people, including five Native American tribes, and at least twenty-five state and federally listed endangered and threatened plant and animal species. The region is also of significant economic value, welcoming more than twenty five million visitors, and helping to support an annual tourism industry in San Diego of over five billion dollars.
A teleconference meeting, open to the public, of the Governing Board of The San Diego River Conservancy, will be held on be held Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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A teleconference meeting, open to the public, of the Governing Board of The San Diego River Conservancy will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. … read more
MEMORANDUM FOR: GRANT APPLICANTS
SUBJECT: NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA)
FROM: SAN DIEGO RIVER CONSERVANCY
RE: WILDFIRE EARLY ACTION PLAN
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On April 13, 2021, the Governor signed SB 85 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review), which amends the 2020-21 Budget Act to provide additional funding for various wildfire and forest resilience activities. This wildfire package enables the state to take urgent action on projects that support wildfire suppression, improve forest health and build resilience in communities to help protect residents and property from catastrophic wildfires in diverse landscapes across the state.
Funding through the Wildfire Early Action Plan allocated $12 million to the San Diego River Conservancy to support projects that restore the ecological health of forests and watersheds, fuel breaks around vulnerable communities, statewide fire prevention grants targeting projects to advance community hardening, and improvements to defensible space to mitigate wildfire damage.
Eligible applicants include:
- Public Agencies
- Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status
- Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes or Tribes on the list maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission
Projects must meet at least one of the goals of California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan, including but not limited to:
- Fuels Reduction or Forest Thinning Projects
- Vegetation Management
- Prescribed Fire
- Shaded Fuel Breaks or Defensible Space projects
- Restoration and enhancement of fire-prone habitats using methods known to reduce fire risk
A teleconference meeting, open to the public, of the Governing Board of The San Diego River Conservancy will be held on Thursday, May 13th, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. … read more
CONTACT: Julia Richards, Executive Officer Julia.Richards@sdrc.ca.gov
San Diego (April 14, 2021) – The San Diego River Conservancy announced today that Senate Bill 85 was signed by the Governor that allocates $12 million to the Conservancy under the Wildfire Early Action Program. These funds will be used to strengthen fire resiliency including creating fire breaks, fuel reduction, the removal of dead, diseased and dying trees, the removal of invasive non-native vegetation, reforestation projects, repairing fire access roads, monitoring and assessing forest health, and public outreach to support and encourage home hardening in the wildland urban interface zone. … read more
Concept Proposals are due to the Conservancy by 5 p.m. on February 26, 2021. After the Conservancy completes review of the proposals, eligible applicants will be invited to submit full applications that are due by 4 pm on May 31, 2021. Submit documents by email to email@example.com or by hard copy to the San Diego River Conservancy, 11769 Waterhill Rd., Bldg. #2, Lakeside, California, 92040.
Meeting Schedule for 2021
- Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021- Cancelled
- Thursday, May 13, 2021
- Thursday, July 8, 2021
- Thursday, September 9, 2021
- Friday, November 12, 2021
Meeting Schedule for 2022
- Thursday, January 13, 2022
- Thursday, March 10, 2022
- Thursday, May 12, 2022
- Thursday, July 14, 2022
- Thursday, September 8, 2022
- Thursday, November 10, 2022