Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission


9325 Hazard Way, Suite 100
San Diego, Ca 92123-1217
Tel: 858-694-2472
Fax: 858-467-9697


The San Diego County Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission serves the public by providing advice, funding and participation on issues and projects relevant to the prudent use, protection, and perpetuation of San Diego's wildlife.


The Fish & Wildlife Advisory Commission meeting originally scheduled for January will be held on Thursday, February 15th. An agenda is available.  

The meeting can be joined remotely via Teams:

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Meetings are held at: 11:30 a.m.

County of San Diego
Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures
9325 Hazard Way, Suite 100
San Diego, Ca 92123-1217

The ten-member advisory commission is appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures provides staff support to the Commission.

The Commission disburses fine monies derived from violations of the State Fish and Game Code and are administered in accordance with the State Fish and Game Code and subsequent legislation, delineated in sections of the Kelley Bill and advises the Board of Supervisors, the Chief Administrative Officer and County Departments on procedures, programs and issues pertaining to fish and wildlife as defined in Section 286.8, Duties and Responsibilities. 

For more information:

FWAC By-laws (pdf)

Goals and Objectives (pdf)

County Administrative Code (pdf)

Fish and Game Code (pdf)



District 1
Nora Vargas
District 2
Joel Anderson
District 3
Terra Lawson Remer
District 4
Monica Montgomery Steppe
District 5
Jim Desmond
Janeen Reed Andrew Paluczak Tashi MacMillen Vacant Steve Turigliatto
Mark Kukuchek Edward Stovin Wayne Kotow Maggie Reinbold Jim Conrad


2023/2024 Grant Application  (fillable form)

Grant Applications are due December 1 and June 1. Candidates may give a short (5 minute) presentation on their project for the Commissioners at the December and June meetings. Grants are funded at the January and July meetings.

In an effort to maximize the Commission's effectiveness, projects that integrate with the three high priority project areas receive the highest consideration.

Examples of projects conducted in the three high priority areas:

Example: Development project in the San Felipe Valley, partnering with the Department of Fish and Game

Artificial Reef/Fish Habitat
Example: Development project with the San Diego Oceans Foundation as lead agency

Inland Water Fisheries
Example: Enhancement project joining with San Diego Trout.

Current Year Meeting Minutes:

 January 12th, 2023 | January 26th, 2023 | February 2023 | June 2023 | July 2023 | August 2023 | December 2023

Meeting Minutes from Previous Years:

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