Protecting fish and wildlife habitats

To preserve the natural beauty of California, PG&E founded the Nature Restoration Trust in 1999. These habitats include wetlands and coastal areas. We continue to fund restoration projects throughout our service area to this day.

Discover how PG&E promotes stewardship with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Congress established National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as a nonprofit in 1984. It sustains and restores the nation's fish, wildlife and plant habitats.


The PG&E Nature Restoration Trust, through the NFWF, brings together public and private resources. The projects help protect our natural resources.


In partnership with NFWF, the PG&E Nature Restoration Trust provides grants up to $30,000. The grants support projects that restore natural habitats. The program fosters local stewardship by teaching youth how they can help.

Protecting California wildlife

The PG&E Nature Restoration Trust has given $2 million to 71 projects since 1999. We help protect wildlife from Redding to Bakersfield.


Fish and wildlife that have benefitted from our grants include:


  • California clapper rail
  • Salt marsh harvest mouse
  • San Francisco garter snake
  • Red-legged frog
  • Coho salmon
  • Steelhead trout
  • Western pond turtle
  • Mission blue butterfly
  • Many coastal plants, woodland stream banks and wetland areas

Awarding grants

The PG&E Nature Restoration Trust awarded grants to numerous projects to conserve California's diverse wildlife:


  • La Honda Pond Repair, La Honda Preserve
  • Marsh Creek Floodplain and Riparian Restoration
  • Wild Oysters Habitat Restoration, Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline
  • SLEWS: Restoring Riparian Habitat on the Mokelumne River
  • Sonoma Baylands Environmental Science & Restoration Project
  • Cooley Landing Restoration and Education Project
  • Sausal Creek Eco-Stewards Program with Oakland and Skyline High Schools
  • Learning Landscapes Restoration
  • Legacy Sediments and the Next Generation
  • Golden Gate Audubon Eco-Education Program
  • Pond Restoration and Education
  • Audubon Bobcat Ranch Oak Woodland Corridor
  • Lower Calaveras Demonstration Native Grass Planting
  • Panorama Vista Riparian Restoration and Education
  • Cresta Riparian Habitat Enhancement and Education Project
  • Lake Solano Restoration and Watershed Education Project

Applying for a grant

Up to $30,000 is available for each grant request. Organizations that are eligible to apply include:


  • Nonprofit community-based organizations
  • Conservation organizations
  • Local governments
  • Tribal organizations
  • School districts

Learn more about the application process. Visit National Fish and Wildlife FoundationOpens in new Window..