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 Conservation, Development and Planning 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.

Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant Funds Available - Deadline April 29, 2016

Review previous years' approved grants.




Notice of Grant Funding Opportunity with the Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission (WCC)


The Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission is now receiving grant applications. This annual grant funding opportunity is intended to support projects that advance the preservation, propagation, and protection of fish and wildlife in Napa County. The funding for these grants is provided by California Department of Fish & Wildlife fines and settlements, as well as local fines and settlements that are designated for this purpose.


Grant applications are due no later than Friday April 29th, 2016.



The media release, grant application requirements and selection criteria are attached. The Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider grant applications at their next regular meeting on June 6, 2016. Applicants will be asked to give a brief presentation and answer questions from the Commission about their project(s). The Commission will then make formal funding recommendations to the Napa County Board of Supervisors. If you have a project that may qualify and/or would like to receive additional information, please contact Daniel Zador: (707) 259-8239, e-mail at daniel.zador@countyofnapa.org; and/or Wesley Salter: (707) 299-1788, e-mail at wesley.salter@countyofnapa.org.


Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commissioners: 

Alex Pader, Chair


Stephen Orndorf, Vice Chair

Public At Large

Vic Nienu

Public At Large

William T Ryan

Public At Large

Ina Pisani

Wildlife / Conservation

Bob Soper

Public At Large

Matilda Hale


Heather Phillips

Planning Commission


Staff Representatives: 

Brian Bordona – Secretary 

(707) 253-4417

Daniel Zador – Planner II

(707) 259-8239

Wesley Salter – Planner III

(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.