||The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to expand monitoring and accounting of flow restoration projects in priority California stream reaches in order to improve the efficacy of voluntary water transactions for enhancing streamflow. The goal of the California Flow Restoration Accounting Fund is to develop technical capacity and provide monitoring support for organizations, agencies and funders to effectively account for the impacts of flow enhancement projects on stream discharge, habitat, water quality and survival of native fish and wildlife. The California Flow Restoration Accounting Fund will award approximately $600,000 in grants from 2017 through 2019, with approximately $170,000 to be awarded in 2017. Major funding for the Flow Restoration Accounting Fund comes from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.
Grants will be awarded during the 2017 to 2019 period to partnership-based projects that significantly advance flow restoration objectives within areas depicted in Map 1. Priority will be given to projects that directly benefit priority stream reaches in the following watersheds:
Upper Sacramento River
Central Coast Watersheds