Conservation

Reminder: Bid4Birds Application Deadline fast approaching

Reminder: Bid4Birds Application Deadline fast approaching

The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation is currently soliciting applications for its Spring 2022 Bid4Birds habitat program. Applications are submitted through the Foundation website and the enrollment window is open until this Sunday, January 30

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: Minimum 4 week commitments
  • Timeline: February 18 through May 1
  • Flooding: maximum of 4 inches throughout the 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 (Calricewaterbirds.org) or contact Luke Matthews directly at lmatthews@calrice.org or (916) 607-8988.

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