On Thursday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced that applications will no longer be accepted for the CDFW Wolf Livestock Compensation Grants program. The program, which was funded in 2021 due to efforts by RCRC and other stakeholders, has exhausted its initial $3 million and awaits its fate as the Administration and Legislature advance through the 2024-25 State Budget process.  

RCRC has continued discussions with the California Natural Resources Agency and CDFW throughout the process, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the funding as part of the current budget discussions. Impacted counites are encouraged to voice their concerns directly to the Legislature. See the template letter available here. For more information on the program, visit CDFW’s website. For questions or additional information, contact RCRC Senior Policy Advocate, Staci Heaton