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Looks are Deceiving for 'Scary-Looking' Lamprey

The US Fish and Wildlife Service and partners are creating a smooth route for Pacific lamprey. Check out the full story here.

Fish in Hot Water

Check out Fish in Hot Water, a new publication by CalTrout and UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences on the state of Salmonids in California.

Next Forum Meeting

The next meeting of the California Fish Passage Forum is September 27-28, 2017 in Sacramento, CA. Stay tuned for the agenda.

Construction Considerations for steelhead trout, Chinook and coho salmon

Check out the cards developed by Caltrans to describe anadromous fish construction considerations here.

Forum Produces Dunn Creek Fish Passage Case Study

Check out the Forum's newest case study on fish passage project effectiveness monitoring here.

Forum Supports Four Projects in 2016

The Forum supported four projects in 2016: The Manly Gulch Coho Access and Habitat Restoration Project, the Central California Traction Company Railroad Bridge Fish Passage Improvement Project, the Pacific Lamprey Passage Assessment Database Project, and the Juvenile Fish Passage Criteria Assessment Project.

Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships

View the Summer 2017 Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships newsletter.

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Funding Opportunities


Forum 2017 Funding Opportunity Status


The California Fish Passage Forum, one of 19 nationally recognized fish habitat partnerships, is seeking project proposals to award a total of about $100,000 (or more if funding becomes available) toward fish passage projects in California that advance the Forum's mission to protect and revitalize anadromous fish populations in California by restoring connectivity of freshwater habitats throughout their historic range.


Preference will be given to a barrier that can be fully implemented within 24 months, is listed in the Passage Assessment Database, is a priority identified by state and federal agencies, is listed in a key restoration plan for the region, has alignment with the Forum’s nine overall objectives, and has alignment with national priorities. 


The deadline for project proposal submissions is November 15, 2016. The Forum requests that you complete its online application, which allows you to attach requested documents. If you would like to review the application in advance of completing the online form, a .pdf version of the application can be accessed here. Notifications of 2017 awards will be made in late December 2016, and funds are expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2017. When the Forum funds projects, it expects project recipients to provide updates on project progress. To better understand the expectations the Forum has for reporting on project progress, you can review the project accomplishment form.

If you have questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to contact the Forum Coordinator, Lisa DeBruyckere.