Conservation

Deadline Fast Approaching: Bid4Birds Solicitation Closing this Wednesday

Deadline Fast Approaching:  Bid4Birds Solicitation Closing this Wednesday

The deadline for applications to the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation’s Bid4Birds program is closing this Wednesday. Current enrollments are for short term flooded habitat starting as early as next month. Applications must be submitted through the Foundation website, unless other arrangements are made. 

If you have any questions about the program please visit the Foundation website or contact Luke Matthews directly at lmatthews@calrice.org or (916) 607-8988.

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