The California Wildlife Conservation Board has released its Fiscal Year 2018 Climate Adaptation Program Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN).
The PSN includes five separate documents, which can be reviewed on the Climate Adaptation page.
Acquisition of Conservation Easements grants shall fund purchases of perpetual conservation easements that provide direct climate change adaptation and resilience benefits to wildlife, habitats and ecosystem services. Acquisitions must be from willing sellers and at a price that does not exceed fair market value, as set forth in an appraisal for projects that restore or enhance ecosystems that result in enduring direct and measurable climate change adaptation and resilience benefits to wildlife. Planning grants may further efforts that identify processes that lead to the successful implementation of future climate adaptation and resilience projects. These efforts may provide direct guidance for future restoration and enhancement projects, implementation strategies, or project specific activities such as preliminary design and environmental review. Planning grants are intended to support the development of projects that are likely to qualify for future implementation funding. Technical Assistance Grants may be used to provide guidance and technical assistance to natural and working land managers, support efforts that improve rural-urban coordination on climate adaptation and resilience, and that result in or lead to direct and measurable climate adaptation and resilience benefits.