Conservation

Deadline Fast Approaching: Bid4Birds Solicitation Closing this Wednesday

Deadline Fast Approaching:  Bid4Birds Solicitation Closing this Wednesday

The deadline for applications to the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation’s Bid4Birds program is closing this Wednesday. Current enrollments are for short term flooded habitat starting as early as next month. Applications must be submitted through the Foundation website, unless other arrangements are made. 

If you have any questions about the program please visit the Foundation website or contact Luke Matthews directly at lmatthews@calrice.org or (916) 607-8988.

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Deadline to apply for Drought Relief Waterbird Program fast approaching

Deadline to apply for Drought Relief Waterbird Program fast approaching

You have less than one week to apply for a special program to help wildlife endure the drought. The California rice industry has teamed up with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to fund a special $8 million Drought Relief Waterbird Program. This program seeks to create waterbird habitat through the operation of groundwater wells to winter flood rice fields for migratory birds. The program will be rolled out on an expedited timeframe, given the rice harvest schedule this year.  

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