The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is seeking nominations to fill two vacancies on the FRGP Peer Review Committee (PRC). The current vacancies include one seat for a representative of the public water agency industry and one seat for an academic or research scientist.
Pursuant to the Public Resources Code, section 6217.1, the 14 representatives of the PRC are appointed by the director of CDFW to provide advice, oversight and recommendations for grant funding under the FRGP.
Seven of the PRC’s 14 representatives are recommended by the California Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout. Three representatives are County Supervisors from coastal counties recommended by California State Association of Counties.
The remaining four PRC seats represent the following interests: one representative from the agriculture industry, one representative from the timber industry, one representative of public water agency interests and one academic or research scientist with expertise in anadromous fisheries restoration.
All representatives must reside in or represent interests in coastal and Central Valley counties in which native salmon and steelhead exist.
CDFW will accept nominations from the general public for the public water agency industry and academic or research scientist representatives through Jan. 29, 2020. The appointed representatives serve four-year terms, and these appointments extend until January 2024, starting no sooner than the PRC meeting to be held in the winter of 2020.
To nominate a representative for any of the above open seats, send a nomination letter to: Timothy Chorey, FRGP Coordinator, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Watershed Restoration Grants Branch, P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090.
Nomination letters must include the résumé of the candidate and verification that they represent coastal or Central Valley counties in which salmon and steelhead exist. For more information, contact Timothy Chorey at (916) 327-8842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.