The Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP) represents highly integrated effort to restore and protect species and habitats impacted by the CVP .
The HRP is managed cooperatively by Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and receives management input from the California Department of Fish and Game.
Since the CVPCP and HRP have the same overal objective (to restore habitat in the CVP) proposals for both programs are submitted in a single integrated process. Proposal submission deadline is in October of each fiscal year.
The HRP was established under Title 34 of the CVPIA. While many of the actions required by the CVPIA address anadromous fish and migratory waterfowl, subsection 3406 (b)(1) of the CVPIA requires that, “…the Secretary shall make all reasonable efforts consistent with the requirements of this section [Sec. 3406. Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Restoration] to address other identified adverse impacts of the Central Valley Project…” This provision allowed for the establishment of the HRP, and its purpose, to protect, restore, and mitigate for past fish and wildlife impacts of the CVP not already addressed by the CVPIA.
The program is usually funded at 1.5 million dollars annually. The HRP has funded 116 different projects since its beginning, and more recent budgets are allowing for funding of five projects annually
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