Updated June, 2022
Ina Pisani (Commission Member representing Wildlife/Conservation since 2013) and Alex Pader (Commission Member representing Sportsperson/Angler since 2013) were reappointed as Commissioners by the Board of Supervisors in March 2022, and David Whitmer (Commission member since 2019) continues as our Planning Commission Representative. Welcome back to all, and thank you for your continued service!
Thomas Collins was appointed as Youth Representative serving a two-year term. Mr. Collins is a sophomore at Justin-Siena High School. Welcome, Thomas!
Recent WCC events included visits to the Missimer Preserve, a Land Trust of Napa County preservation area, which received funding for educational interpretive signage in 2020, as well as an educational visit with Karen Taylor, Environmental Scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, at the Napa River Salt Marsh Restoration Project in American Canyon. Last November, we met at Pioneer Park in Calistoga to observe the recent fish barrier remediation project on the Napa River, followed by a visit to the York Creek dam removal restoration site on Spring Mountain Road in St. Helena, which had recently benefited from the heavy October rains.
The Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission announces the availability of grant funding, and, on June 15, 2022 will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Grant Cycle. The grants are intended to support the preservation, propagation, and protection of fish and wildlife in Napa County. The funding for these grants is provided in part by California Department of Fish and Wildlife fines, local fines and settlements, and the Napa County General Fund. Grant applications are due no later than July 15, 2022.