Funding Opportunities Newsletter
February & March 2024

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Webinar: Collaborative Fuels Reduction Projects: Lessons Learned from the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County

On February 1, Cal Poly will host a collaborative fuels reduction webinar. Representatives from the Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Tehama County, the National Park Service, CAL FIRE, and Battle Creek Meadows Ranch will discuss how lead agencies, partners, and communities can collaboratively design and implement fuels-reduction projects.

Forestry Strategies and Innovations Conference 

The California Forestry Association’s Forest Strategies and Innovations Conference is February 26 & 27, 2024, in Sacramento. It will bring together leaders from California’s public, private, nonprofit, tribal, economic, and environmental sectors to spark critical conversations about forest management, wildfire protection, and sustainability. Attendees have the chance to collectively evaluate and improve best practices, share important knowledge and innovations, and engage with key stakeholders to find out how to work collaboratively.

Upcoming Forest GIS Workshops in Quincy and Rocklin

UC Cooperative Extension is hosting a Forest GIS workshop March 19 & 20 in Rocklin. Designed for foresters, students, nonprofits, and natural resource professionals, workshops offer guided training about managing and editing data, best cartographic practices and participant-driven topics. Workshops include presentations about select GIS topics and hands-on practice with ESRI’s suite of software. Previous experience with GIS is helpful, but not required. The workshop cost is $40, which includes lunch.

March 14 Webinar: Collaboration in a Forest Health Grant: Insights from the Los Gatos Creek Watershed Collaborative

This CalPoly webinar: Collaboration in a Forest Health Grant  will take place March 14 from 9–12. It will be an opportunity to learn about the Los Gatos Creek Watershed Collaborative from representatives at Santa Clara County FireSafe Council, Auten Resource Consulting, County of Santa Clara Parks, Ascent Environmental, CAL FIRE, and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Participants will increase their knowledge of how to create successful partnerships and collaborations on forest-health projects with insights and experiences from the Los Gatos Creek Watershed Collaborative.

CalVTP Resource Library

The CalVTP Program EIR is a powerful tool to expedite CEQA compliance for wildfire-resilience projects and facilitate efficient permitting. The CA Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has prepared the CalVTP Resource Library, which features tools, frequently asked questions, and a treatable landscape calculator. The Resource Library can be accessed on the CalVTP homepage.

More Information and Assistance

Consult with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general funding development strategies. Contact your SNC Area Representative to set up a meeting with the Funding Team.