We need your help today on two issues that are vitally important to wildlife in California:
- The Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF) is under attack. After voting to extend it for 10 years just last year, the Administration has placed a bill before the legislature that would end it permanently.
- The Administration has also presented a budget for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that is woefully under-funded and relies on taking money that would have gone to the Habitat Conservation Fund in order to fund ongoing CDFW programs.
What can you do?
Call or email both your Senator and Assembly person today!
Ask them to do these two things:
- Please vote to reject the Administration’s Habitat Conservation Fund trailer bill which would permanently end the Habitat Conservation Fund, and
- Please vote to ensure that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is fully funded in order to protect our natural resources. At a minimum the funds that were to be stripped from the Habitat Conservation Fund should be replaced from the general fund.
You can find both of your legislators contact information here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
The Habitat Conservation Fund is a critical program that has provided 30 years of important habitat funding for projects all over California, including funding for waterfowl and wetlands protection, public access, and mountain lion habitat.
Please help today.