Government grants make up 35% of our operating budget, allowing us to execute large-scale and significant programs that benefit wild fish and people in California.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) selected 38 projects to receive funding for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under its Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 grant programs. Below are the two projects by CalTrout that were selected totaling $1,822,157.
$1,109,271 award from CDFW Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 funding
Harvey Diversion is a significant barrier to the migration of endangered California Southern Steelhead Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and is in need of immediate remediation to support the recovery of the species in the Santa Clara Watershed.
Assessments of the Santa Clara watershed have clearly indicated that the removal of Harvey Diversion will restore migration corridors required to access high-quality spawning, rearing and foraging habitat for steelhead located in the upstream reaches of the Santa Paula watershed. Santa Paula Creek has been shown to contain productive habitat for southern steelhead with the greatest potential to contribute to the recovery of the species within this evolutionary significant unit.
The disruption of coarse sediment transport is the single greatest factoring driving hydrogeomorphological change within the Harvey Diversion reach, and remediation will reestablish ecosystem processes within the basin. Successful implementation of this project will also increase habitat types and complexity within the restoration reach which will facilitate fish migration, as the project location represents a gradient transition point in the watershed and refuge during migration is a critical factor in survival and success of the species
$802,886 award from CDFW Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 funding