California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program 2021 Call for Concepts

The California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program (Program) is accepting concept proposals for projects that provide meaningful and sustainable improvements to riparian habitats.
Projects located in southern California (south of San Luis Obispo County) will be prioritized, as well as projects that advance the California Biodiversity Initiative (Executive Order N-82-20).
Concept proposals should be for:
1. Implementation of a capital improvement project that restores or enhances riparian habitats and functions, or
2. Design and planning of a riparian habitat restoration project which leads directly to implementing a capital improvement project.
Shovel-ready implementation projects that have a completed CEQA document will be prioritized. The following project types will be emphasized:
• Restoration of native riparian vegetation biodiversity, habitat complexity and structure, and habitat for species of special concern.
• Re-establishing floodplain connectivity.
• Contouring degraded, incised, or undefined streams to restore natural hydrology.
• Upper watershed improvements that will benefit on-site and downstream riparian resources.

Funding Agency

California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program and Wildlife Conservation Board


(916) 926-9584


12 million

Funding Cycle

Application Deadline

March 31, 2021