Conservation

Bid4Birds Enrollment Deadline fast approaching

Bid4Birds Enrollment Deadline fast approaching

The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation is currently soliciting applications for its Fall 2021 Bid4Birds habitat program. Applications are submitted through the Foundation website and the enrollment window is open until Thursday, June 24, 2021. 

Key Details:

  • Incentive payments for growers to implement shallow flooding for shorebirds
    • Payment rates vary and are generated by the grower, based on the costs of providing the habitat. 
  • Contracts: 3-4 week commitments
  • Timeline: July 15 through October 1
  • Flooding: maximum of 4″ throughout contract period
  • Post-harvest straw management required
  • Contracts are ranked on timing, habitat quality, and price

If you have any questions about the program or would just like to learn more, please visit the Bid4Birds webpage or contact Luke Matthews at lmatthews@calrice.org or (916) 607-8988.

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