Conservation

Reminder – Spring Bid4Birds Application Period Open

Reminder – Spring Bid4Birds Application Period Open

The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation is currently soliciting applications for the Bid4Birds habitat program this spring. Applications are submitted through the Foundation website and the enrollment period closes on Sunday, January 14, 2024

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: 4 to 12 week commitments
  • Timeline: February 15 to April 30, 2024
  • Flooding: maximum of 4 inches throughout contract period
  • Field preparations required
  • Contracts are ranked on timing, habitat quality, and price (flooding later ranks higher)

To apply please visit the Bid4Birds webpage. For questions, contact Kristin Sesser, Wildlife Programs Manager with the California Rice Commission at (916) 607-8988 or ksesser@calrice.org.  

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