Training and Workshops for Potential Proposition 1 Applicants

Below are opportunities for current or potential Proposition 1 Grant Program applicants to learn more about the Proposition 1 Grant Program or topics relevant to successful project development and implementation.

This page is continually updated. If there are no workshops or training highlighted, be sure to check back regularly.

Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program Workshop

The Proposition 1 Grant Program Workshop occurred on  June 20, 2017. A recording of the workshop can be found here.

Agenda

  1. Welcome/Introductions (10 min)
    1. Successful applicant introduction
  2. Grant Program Overview & Changes to 2017-18 Grant Cycle (10 min)
  3. Public comments (10 min)
  4. Application Process Overview and Key Application Components (20 min)
    1. Discussion of performance monitoring and assessment requirements
  5. Successful Applicant Q&A (10 min)
  6. General Q&A (20 min)

 

The Value and Durability of Conservation Lands: Examining on-the-ground implementation and long term durability of Conservation Practices across the Western US

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Eastern Daylight Time

https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=rhysgud1mkai&campaign=aldg26lho8er

The Conservation Reserve Program has for three decades provided valuable technical and monetary support to farmers across the nation to implement practices that are intended to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and groundwater recharge, and provide habitat for pollinators and wildlife, among other benefits. This webinar will provide a summary of a joint USDA/USGS monitoring and assessment project that examines the condition of currently enrolled and expired CRP lands. The project samples 3000 current and ex-CRP fields across the western US to evaluate the extent to which different conservation practices: 1) are being successfully implemented, 2) are providing the intended benefits to people and wildlife during the CRP contract period, and 3) are persisting and providing benefits after the contract periods are over. This presentation will highlight preliminary results from the 2016 field season, additional study components to be completed in 2017, and next steps in understanding why some practices may persist beyond contract periods and how we can integrate on-the-ground and remotely sensed data to provide additional CRP evaluation capabilities.

 

California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) for Wetlands – Various

The California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) for Wetlands is part of the Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring Plan (WRAMP) toolkit that is recommended for consideration with wetland projects under Proposition 1. Training on CRAM is available online (see cramwetlands.org/training for full details) and upcoming General and Manager CRAM training classes in the region are included below:

5-day General CRAM Training  June 19 – June 23, 2017       Sacramento

5-day General CRAM Training  July 10 – July 14, 2017          Roseville

2-day Manager CRAM Training  July 27 – July 28, 2017        Richmond

2-day Manager CRAM Training  July 31 – August 1, 2017      Sacramento

 

Safeguarding California Workshops – Various

The California Natural Resources Agency wishes to invite you to participate in one of the upcoming 2017 Safeguarding California Workshops.

The Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update – California’s Climate Adaptation Strategy builds on nearly a decade of adaptation strategies, which includes the 2009 California Adaptation Strategy and the 2014 Safeguarding California. How California manages its water, grows its food, transports its goods, and how Californians live their daily lives, all of these things have been constructed around the climate we experience. Whether you call it adaptation, resilience, readiness or safeguarding, these words describe a simple concept: ensuring that people, communities, and natural systems are able to withstand the impacts of climate disruption.

The Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update is intended to communicate a clear accounting of current and needed actions state government should take to build climate change resiliency. The State of California invites the public to provide input to the 2017 update through these public workshops or directly to the Natural Resources Agency at climate@resources.ca.gov.

By drawing upon reliable, time-tested strategies today, tailored to what we learn from our communities across the state, we can increase resilience to the effects of climate change and mitigate the harmful impacts to future generations. Your experience and expertise would make your perspective invaluable to our workshop, so we invite you to be part of this cooperation.

A working draft of the 2017 update and a more detailed program will be announced in the near future, which will include final dates and locations for the Sierra Nevada and San Diego workshops.

We would like you to confirm your participation by contacting us at safeguardingCA@climateresolve.org. We hope to see you there.

Workshop Dates and Locations

Sierra Nevada Safeguarding California Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, from 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Community Development Resource Center
Hearing Room
3091 County Center Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

 

Riparian Restoration Summit – October 17-19, 2017

California Department of Water Resources, Urban Streams Restoration Program, the Riparian Habitat Join Venture, and the University of California, Davis are sponsoring an upcoming summit on riparian restoration and conservation in a changing climate on October 17-19 at UC Davis. View the save the date flyer.

 


PAST WORKSHOPS

 

 

Proposition 1 Grant Program Workshop

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife held a workshop to discuss their respective Proposition 1 funded grant programs. The purpose of this informal workshop was to provide program information and facilitate a forum for stakeholders to discuss their projects with an emphasis on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

The materials from the workshop can be found below:

Workshop Flyer

Presentation by Delta Conservancy

Presentation by CA Department of Fish and Wildlife