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Nature Based Solutions: Wet Land Restoration Funding

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy

Status:

Active

January 12, 2023

Posted:

Deadline: 

Rolling

Funding

36000000

Program:

Dependant on number of submissions received, application process, etc.

Award Floor:

Ceiling:

Match Required?

Eligibility

California

States:

Entity Types:

Nonprofit, City or township governments, County governments, Independent School Districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Contact

Email:

Phone:

1-916-375-2073

Source Type:

State

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 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.Example projects include, but are not limited to: • Managed and tidal wetland restoration• Crop conversion to rice cultivation• Technical assistance to access the Voluntary Carbon Market• Planning to prepare for and support eligible projects (e.g., scoping, design, environmental compliance, science) • Land acquisition or easement

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