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.

2022 Meeting Schedule


NEW! Next meeting is September 8th, 2022 at 11:30am  Agenda

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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
Nathan Fletcher
District 5
Jim Desmond
Jack Bransford, Jr Andrew Paluczak Tashi MacMillen

Marco Octavio Aburto Oropeza

Steve Turigliatto
Mark Kukuchek Edward Stovin Ralph DeSiena
Maggie Reinbold Jim Conrad


2022/2023 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.

Meeting Minutes:

January 2016   February 2016   June 2016   July 2016   August 2016  December 2016  January 2017

June 2017  July 2017  December 2017  January 2018  June 2018  July 2018  December 2018  January 2019  February 2019  June 2019  July 2019  August 2019  December 2019  January 2020  February 2020  June 2020  July 2020  August 2020 December 2020  January 2021  February 2021  June 2021  July 2021  August 2021  December 2021  January 2022  February 2022  June 2022  July 2022