Fish & Wildlife Committee (FWC)

Responsibilities

  • Advise the Board of Supervisors on fish and wildlife issues that may affect Contra Costa County (CCC)
  • Make recommendations to the Board for the expenditure of funds from the Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 13103
  • Address issues surrounding the enforcement of fish and game laws and regulations in CCC
  • Consider other issues referred to the Committee by the Board

In 2019, the Fish and Wildlife Committee will meet on January 16, February 20, May 15, July 17 and November 20 at 3:00 pm. Please check the website for updates to the meeting schedule.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the scheduled meetings.
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Agenda and Minute Archive

Agenda Archive 2010-2016
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Meeting Minutes Archive 2010-2016
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For agendas and minutes prior to 2010, please contact staff at 925-674-7203.

Grant Application

The FWC reviews and makes recommendations on applications for grants from the Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund (Fund). Projects awarded from the Fund must benefit the fish and wildlife resources of the County and must meet the requirements of Section 13103 of the Fish and Game Code. The FWC strongly encourages applications from non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies for projects related to: improving habitat; scientific research; public education; threatened and endangered species; and resolving human/wildlife interaction issues. The recommendations of the FWC will be forwarded to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, which maintains final decision-making authority for expenditures from the Fund. For more information, please see grant application instructions.

The 2020 Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund Grant application will be available in the fall of 2019.

Members

Judy Bendix - District I
Clark Dawson - District III
Roni Gehlke - At-large
Susan Heckly - District III
Kathleen Jennings - At-large - Vice Chair
Nicole Kozicki - At-large Alternate
Brett Morris - District IV
Daniel Pellegrini - District V - Chair
Heather Rosmarin - At-large
Jeff Skinner - At-large

Application for New Members

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  1. Living with Wildlife
  2. Helpful Organizations

Barn Owl FaceOne of the Bay Area's greatest assets is its abundance of woodland, grassland and wetland habitats. Many wildlife species live in close proximity to their human neighbors as housing development expands in our region.The Fish and Wildlife Committee has published a 16-page booklet called "Wildlife in Your Backyard" (PDF) that provides information on how to prevent conflicts with wildlife in urban neighborhoods.

We invite you to take a few minutes to read about some of the common wildlife species found in our County and several things you can do to get along with these original "residents" of your neighborhood. Following these tips helps to make wild animals welcome guests rather than pests.

If you have unwanted wild animals in your backyard in Contra Costa County, the Wildlife Matrix (PDF) provides a list of organizations that may be able to assist you.

Wildlife in Your Backyard