Wildlife Conservation Commission


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Wildlife Conservation Commission

Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission

About Us

The Wildlife Conservation Commission (WCC) is an eight-member commission that advises the Napa County Board of Supervisors on policy matters and funding proposals that preserve and enhance Napa County wildlife and their habitats.

The commission comprises four members representing the Public at Large, one Sportsperson/Angler, one Wildlife/Conservation representative, one youth representative between the age of 15 to 25, and one Planning, Building, Enviornmental Services Commission representative.

The Wildlife Conservation Commission operates under the framework set up by the Bylaws of the Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Commission’s Goal

“Advancing the Protection, Conservation, Propagation, and Preservation of Fish and Wildlife in Napa County”

Grants and Proposals

Funding proposals submitted to the WCC must advance the purposes listed in Section 13103 of the California Fish and Game Code.

Grant proposals must follow the outlines and meet the requirements set forth by the Wildlife Conservation Commission for funding requests.

The grant funding cycle customarily opens in the months of May, June and July. On a regular basis the WCC posts funding requests (RFP's). Funding proposals submitted must advance the purposes listed in Section 13103 of the California Fish and Game Code.

If you have questions about the Wildlife Conservation Commission or want to learn more about them, please send us an email.



The Wildlife Conservation Commission grant funding supports projects aimed at preservation and enhancement of wildlife and their habitats. This year, six local recipients will receive funding totaling $59,059, as recently approved by the Napa County Board of Supervisors. They are:

Napa-Solano Audubon society bird walks and monitoring
1. Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District educational and interpretive signs for the Napa River and Bay Trails
2. Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County emergency wildlife care and rehabilitation
3. Napa County RCD youth environmental educational programs (Landsmart) including field trips, classroom presentations, and field monitoring
4. Land Trust of Napa County invasive species removal and habitat restoration
5. Support for CALTIP - a rewards program that encourages the Napa County community to anonymously report violations of Fish and Game code





Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commissioners: 


Alex Pader, Chair


Stephen Orndorf, Vice Chair

Public At Large

Vic Nienu

Public At Large

William T Rya

Public At Large

Ina Pisani

Wildlife / Conservation


Public At Large

Mateo Rios

Youth Representative


Planning Commission


Staff Representatives: 


Brian Bordona – Secretary

(707) 253-4417

Daniel Zador – Planner II

(707) 259-8239


(707) 299-1788

Laura Anderson - Deputy County Counsel

(707) 259-8252


Please contact the  County Executive Office to inquire about position openings on the Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission.