Reclamation District 108 (RD108) and California Trout are soliciting applications for the Fish Food Program, which pays rice farmers and wetland managers to flood their fields for a few weeks and drain the water (full of food) to fish-bearing waterways to benefit fish. Landowners do not have to be in RD 108 to apply.
Application deadline is October 7, 2022.
Brief practice requirements:
- Hold water for minimum 3 weeks between November 1, 2022, and April 1, 2023
- Flood to a target depth of 10 inches of water
- Drain water back to a fish-bearing waterway
- No field preparation or straw treatment required
To see more details about the program, including background information, complete practice requirements, and this fall’s application form, please visit our website: https://calricewaterbirds.org/fish-food/. If you have any questions, please contact Jacob Montgomery of California Trout at email@example.com or (530) 400-5022.
Thank you for your consideration and commitment to conservation!