CDFW Awards $13M for Coho Recovery Projects

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has awarded $13 million to 15 multi-benefit restoration and projection projects for the state’s North Coast coho salmon recovery, via its Proposition 1 grant program.

The awards were made under CDFW’s 2021 Proposition 1 North Coast Coho Recovery Proposal Solicitation Notice. The solicitation was part of CDFW’s “Cutting the Green Tape” initiative to increase the pace and scale of restoration by making the permitting and granting processes more efficient.

CDFW’s Watershed Restoration Grants Branch partnered with the North Coast Salmon Project on the solicitation, focusing on coho salmon recovery in North Coast watersheds.

CDFW director Charlton H. Bonham said the project represents an opportunity to double down on coho recovery on the North Coast this year.

“We’re focusing grant funding in watersheds aligned with our North Coast Salmon Project while moving forward in key areas to improve the overall process under Cutting the Green Tape,” Bonham explained.

Information about CDFW’s Prop. 1 Restoration Grant Programs, as well as a schedule for upcoming grant solicitations can be found at