The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a partner with both WNTI and the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. NFWF receives money from a variety of sources, and serves as a clearing house for distributing money to qualified science and habitat projects. NFWF works with NOAA, FWS, USFS, BLM, TU and others to fund aquatic wildlife projects across the country, and they have several native trout focus areas.
The Foundation is currently seeking 2011 project proposals for native trout in the northern Rocky mountain region through its agreement with the Jackson Hole One-Fly Foundation.
I. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation Board (JHOFF) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) have entered into a conservation program partnership to co-fund stream improvement/native cutthroat trout conservation (protection, restoration, and enhancement) projects. We are requesting proposals for spring 2011 projects from eligible governmental, Tribal or non-governmental organizations. All proposed projects must advance the Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s missions of conservation of native trout and their habitat watersheds and must meet the specific criteria outlined below. Preference will be given to projects in the tributaries and main stem Snake and Yellowstone basins of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, and Upper Colorado basin, especially those that have been ranked as high priority by the Western Native Trout Initiative. Other native trout habitat conservation projects in the intermountain west may also be considered as funds allow.
The Stream Improvement Program of the JHOFF/NFWF Conservation Partnership focuses on providing support for “on the ground” type projects that protect, enhance and/or restore flows/ and instream habitat for native cutthroat trout species; however, applied research projects may be considered if it can be demonstrated how results will inform benefit to natural resources management agencies leading to a specific measurable conservation outcome within a 3 year period.
All applications must be received by Wednesday February 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm PST. Please note that extensions will not be granted since the Committee will meet in early March to make grant decisions. Applicants will use NFWF’s online application interface: EasyGrants. To start an application, please click on the following link:
New users to the system will be prompted to register before starting their application. After clicking on “Start a new application,” select the Jackson Hole One Fly Funding Opportunity. Once you have started the application, you can save it and return at a later point to complete it, up until the application deadline. Please be sure to disable the pop-up blocker on your Internet browser prior to beginning the application process.
The NFWF has the specific details about applying for grants. If you are interested, please visit their site for more detailed information on the fish conservation programs.
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