The Amended Budget Act of 2022 provided the Conservancy with a general fund allocation of $36,000,000 for projects that support Nature Based Solutions: Wetland Restoration (NBS: WR).
The goals of the Nature Based Solutions: Wetland Restoration funding are to support restoration, conservation, and climate resilience for wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Delta region includes over 150,000 acres of highly organic peat soils that are significantly subsided to depths of 20 to 30 feet below sea level. This subsidence threatens the State and Federal water projects, Delta communities and the region’s rich agricultural production. Subsidence is the result of oxidation of the peat soils and results in over 1.5 million tons of CO2 emissions annually. Re-wetting the peat soils stops subsidence and resulting carbon emissions. This is an open solicitation and we are receiving proposals on a first come, first served basis.