Mission: California wildlife foundation is a statewide non-profit which partners with public agencies, private businesses, and other non-profits to administer private and public funds aimed at acquiring and restoring critical wildlife habitat and protecting species.
Programs: California wildlife foundation supports and administers wildlife education programs to ensure a new generation of informed and dedicated stewards of the state's land and water resources needed to maintain the biodiversity of the state. California wildlife foundation has raised private funds and issued grants to education programs, including butte environmental council, earth discovery institute, and students and teachers restoring a watershed, as well as climate kids. Cwf has been working with partners on a guide to california's marine life management act, which cwf will publish and distribute in the spring of 2018.
california wildlife foundation was an investment partner in conserving two ranches-8,600 acres-in the cascade foothills of tehama and butte counties, a project of the northern california regional land trust. Cwf has assisted the carrizo plain conservancy to acquire lands and transfer same to the carrizo plain national monument, to write a conceptual area plan for san luis obispo's california valley, and other cdfw conservation wildlife habitat efforts. Cwf's california oaks fund assisted local elected and environmental leaders in san luis obispo county to unanimously pass an oak conservation ordinance following a wholesale slaughter of oaks for a vineyard that took place.
california wildlife foundation continues to administer state coastal conservancy funds to eradicate the invasive plant, spartina, throughout the nine-county bay area. Revegetation continues apace so that wildlife habitat continues to support wetland-dependent species. Cwf, with its contractor, pacific state environmental contractors, inc. , is now engaged in repairing alviso levees for the u. S. Fish and wildlife service with mountain view and ravenswood to follow. Cwf continues to administer funds on behalf of the u. S. Fish and wildlife service for skaggs island maintenance and restoration projects, and antioch dunes, both locations are part of the san pablo bay national wildlife refuge.