Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 16, 2019

California State Budget Commits to Protect Wildlife Habitat

Defenders of Wildlife Press Release

CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE ORGANIZATIONS CHEER STATE BUDGET’S COMMITMENT TO PROTECT WILDLIFE HABITAT

SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2019) – On Sunday, the 2019 Budget Conference Committee approved a ten-year commitment to appropriate $30 million per year to assure conservation of unique and important wildlife habitat throughout the state.

Initially created by the California Wildlife Protection Act, the Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF) was part of Proposition 117 approved by passed by California voters in June 1990. The Act stated that “… there is an urgent need to protect the rapidly disappearing wildlife habitat that supports California’s unique and varied wildlife resources.” Proposition 117 required an annual transfer of $30 million into the fund until July 1, 2020 and specified how the monies were to be expended. These funds have protected more than 1 million acres of wildlife habitat across California since 1990.

Read more at CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE ORGANIZATIONS CHEER STATE BUDGET’S COMMITMENT TO PROTECT WILDLIFE HABITAT

 

 


Responses

  1. […] via California State Budget Commits to Protect Wildlife Habitat — Natural History Wanderings […]

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

%d bloggers like this: