Fish & Wildlife Committee (FWC)
- Advise the Board of Supervisors on fish and wildlife issues that may affect Contra Costa County (CCC)
- Make recommendations to the Board for the expenditure of funds from the Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 13103
- Address issues surrounding the enforcement of fish and game laws and regulations in CCC
- Consider other issues referred to the Committee by the Board
In 2023, the Fish and Wildlife Committee will meet on January 18, February 15, May 17, July 19 and November 15 at 3:00 pm. Please check the website for updates to the meeting schedule.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the scheduled meetings.
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Agenda and Minute Archive
Agenda Archive 2010-2016
Meeting Minutes Archive 2010-2016
For agendas and minutes prior to 2010, please contact staff at 925-655-2909.
Nicole Balbas - At-large
Roni Gehlke - At-large
Madhan Gunasakaran - District III
Susan Heckly - District II (Secretary)
Kathleen Jennings - At-large (Vice Chair)
Brett Morris - District IV
Daniel Pellegrini - District V (Chair)
Catherine Rogers - At-large
Felipe Solis - At-large Alternate
Vacant - District I
Accepting Applications for New Members
Announcement Application (PDF)
The FWC reviews and makes recommendations on applications for grants from the Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund (Fund). Projects awarded from the Fund must benefit the fish and wildlife resources of the County and must meet the requirements of Section 13103 of the Fish and Game Code. The FWC strongly encourages applications from non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies for projects related to: improving habitat; scientific research; public education; threatened and endangered species; and resolving human/wildlife interaction issues. The recommendations of the FWC will be forwarded to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, which maintains final decision-making authority for expenditures from the Fund. For more information, please see grant application instructions.
Click here for the 2023 Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund Grant application.
Maureen ParkesPhone: 925-655-2909
30 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
One of the Bay Area's greatest assets is its abundance of woodland, grassland and wetland habitats. Many wildlife species live in close proximity to their human neighbors as housing development expands in our region.The Fish and Wildlife Committee has published a 16-page booklet called "Wildlife in Your Backyard" (PDF) that provides information on how to prevent conflicts with wildlife in urban neighborhoods.
We invite you to take a few minutes to read about some of the common wildlife species found in our County and several things you can do to get along with these original "residents" of your neighborhood. Following these tips helps to make wild animals welcome guests rather than pests.
If you have unwanted wild animals in your backyard in Contra Costa County, the Wildlife Matrix (PDF) provides a list of organizations that may be able to assist you.
Wildlife in Your Backyard
- Cover (PDF)
- Introduction (PDF)
- How to be Wildlife-Friendly (PDF)
- Bats (PDF)
- Black-tailed Deer (PDF)
- California Ground Squirrel (PDF)
- Coyotes (PDF)
- Mice and Rats (PDF)
- Moles (PDF)
- Mountain Lions (PDF)
- Opossums (PDF)
- Pets and Wildlife (PDF)
- Phone Numbers (PDF)
- Pocket Gopher (PDF)
- Raccoons (PDF)
- Snakes (PDF)
- Songbirds (PDF)
- Striped Skunks (PDF)
- Wild Turkeys (PDF)
Keep Me Wild
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife provides resources to keep wildlife wild.
We Can Help The following organizations can provide you with information and assist you on how to deal with wildlife in Contra Costa County:
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife
- East Bay Municipal Utility District
- Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
- Contra Costa Clean Water Program
- Contra Costa County Animal Services Department
- Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture
- Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District
- Lindsay Wildlife Experience
- Mt. View Sanitary District
- Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation