Public Review and Comment Period for the 2018/2019 California State Parks OHMVR Division Grants Program is open.
The public review and comment period for the 2018/19 California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division, Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program, began on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 and continues through COB on Monday, 6 May 2019 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
We encourage you to comment and support our research grant request: Bird & bat surveys of Jawbone-Butterbredt Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), Phase 2. Our grant request proposes to expand from Phase 1 our raptor and bat survey coverage; especially for:
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos),
Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus), and
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii).
Additionally, and importantly, we have proposed an assessment of the occurrence and breeding density within the ACEC of California Species of Special Concern:
LeConte’s Thrasher (Toxostoma lecontei).
Our proposal can be reviewed here:
(Simply click on the three dots on the Agency line and type “Pacific” into the “Agency Name” box at the top of the new window and then click the “Lookup” tab. Choose “Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance” and click on the paper clip.)
Comments can be submitted here:
Date of this Published Notice: 5 March 2019.
ALERT! Help make the Pallid Bat our State Bat!
Sign the petition here.
Naming the pallid bat as the official state bat of California will promote:
- an appreciation of the benefits of bats
- education about their ecological importance, and
- conservation for bats in the state of California where bats, due to widespread and varied agriculture, may provide billions (yes, billions!) of dollars in pest control benefits.