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August 29, 2019by ncdea

CALIFORNIA, CARCD and RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains – At its Aug. 28 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $10.7 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California.

Funded projects include:

  • A $750,000 grant to the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts to administer a block grant to Resource Conservation Districts to implement monarch butterfly and pollinator habitat improvements on privately owned land in various counties.
  • A $390,000 grant to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains for a cooperative project with Caltrans, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, to improve wildlife’s ability to cross U.S. Highway 101. This project will restore and enhance an existing wildlife undercrossing approximately nine miles east of Thousand Oaks in Los Angeles County that was damaged in the 2019 Woolsey Fire.

Source: Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects | CDFW News



August 22, 2019by ncdea

CALIFORNIA, RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains – Los Angeles officials have given the green light to plans for a special overpass meant to allow wildlife living around the city to move over a high-traffic freeway without being put in harm’s way by cars.

The bridge is expected to be open by 2023 and will stretch 200 feet over 10 lanes of traffic.

Architects assisting with the project say the goal is to blend in the overpass naturally with the landscape to minimize disruption for the animals.

“Ideally the animals will never know they’re on a bridge,” Clark Stevens, an architect with the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, told CBS. “It’s landscape flowing over a freeway. It’s putting back a piece of the ecosystem that was lost.”

Source: California to build world’s largest overpass to help wildlife cross freeway | TheHill


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