Proposition 1 – Water Bond encourages participation of the Certified Local Conservation Corps.
What is the process for fulfilling the Proposition 1 Corps Consultation requirement?
Grant applicants for many (“Chapter 6”) Proposition 1 projects are required to consult with state-certified Community (“Local”) Conservation Corps and the California Conservation Corps to determine the feasibility of involving a corps program on the project. Applicants for the various grant programs must consult with state-certified Community (“Local”) Conservation Corps and California Conservation Corps in advance of the submission of grant proposals. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to Corps early in the process while developing project proposal(s) to determine how the Corps can be included. Applicants should send the following information for submission concurrently to both CCC and CALCC (contact info below):
- Project Title
- Project Description (identifying key project activities and deliverables)
- Project Map (showing project location)
- Project Implementation – estimated start and end dates
Allow up to 5 business days for the project review and consultation process. To consult contact:
California Association of Local Conservation Corps
916-426-9170 x 1
California Conservation Corps
How can your local corps assist on ecosystem restoration and improvement projects?
State-certified local corps provide supervised crews of young adults trained and equipped to work safely on a wide variety of environmental projects related to the priorities of Prop. 1, including:
- Fisheries restoration: modify barriers for fish passage, reduce upslope sediment sources, install sediment catch basin, waddles, silt and fish barrier removal, construct in-stream habitat structures for pool development and spawning gravel retention, install logs and root wads that serve as cover structures in pool and flat water habitats.
- Building or repair of livestock exclusion fences
- Fish stocking and hatchery work, fish surveys and tagging for study
- Wetland restoration: Arundo and pampas removal, native vegetation, trail re-routing
- Stream bank stabilization through bioengineering and installation of gabions and log/boulder structures
- Erosion control: Silt fencing, jute netting, waddle installation
- Monitoring: fish populations, stream flow, water quality
- Native species reintroduction: seed gathering, plant propagation, planting, weed removal, establishment watering, broadcast planting of native grasses.
- Non-native plant removal: hand removal, use of chainsaws, brush cutters, burning (at some locations), chipping, herbicide application.
- Nursery work for native planting and restoration projects.
- Tree planting and establishment watering
- Scrub Oak restoration: collect oak acorns, install tree cages and tree shelters
- Forest health: slash removal, fire hazard reduction, thin dead standing forest
- Dune and desert restoration: install fencing for habitat protection and to restrict OHV use; transplant native vegetation to repair OHV damaged areas
- Meadow restoration: re-vegetation and rehabilitation to restore natural state, trail re-routing
- Grasslands: ammophilla (European grass), canary reed, eel grass, and other invasive removal
Examples of projects falling under other chapters of Prop. 1.
- Water conservation: installation of indoor water conservation devices, outdoor plumbing modification, leak detection, turf removal and/or replacement, installation of drought-tolerant landscapes.
- Outreach: assist with grassroots outreach about water conservation by staffing information tables or demonstration exhibits at fairs, community events, conferences, farmer’s markets and other venues.