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$10 Million for Conservation Innovation Grants - Proposals due February 26, 2018

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making $10 million available for new Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) nationwide. Grant proposals are due Feb. 26, 2018.  This year funding focuses on three areas:

Grazing Lands: Helping livestock producers make…


Added by Sarah Lessard on December 20, 2017 at 9:19am — No Comments

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Standard Grants Program Offers Matching Grants

The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the …


Added by Sarah Lessard on December 6, 2017 at 4:03pm — No Comments

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Invites Proposals for Healthy Watersheds Program

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) seeks applications for the 2018 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program. This opportunity closes Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

The Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program is a partnership that includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Endowment.…


Added by Sarah Lessard on December 6, 2017 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Longleaf Stewardship Fund 2018 RFP Available - Proposals Due Feb. 8

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to expand and enhance longleaf pine ecosystem restoration and management across longleaf pine’s historical range, as well as the restoration and enhancement of bottomland hardwood forests within priority focal areas. The Longleaf Stewardship Fund is a landmark public-private partnership supported with Federal funding from the USDA’s Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Defense, the US…


Added by Sarah Lessard on November 30, 2017 at 3:19pm — No Comments

USGS Releases "Species of Greatest Conservation Need” Lists

The USGS announces the release of the Species of Greatest Conservation Need national database. The SGCN lists are part of the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) process and identify the species most in need of conservation action in that state or territory. In total, 16,420 species have been included in the SGCN national list.

Read the full announcement…


Added by Sarah Lessard on November 3, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

New Recovery Plan Review Focuses on Actions for Listed Threatened and Endangered Species

A new report is available that focuses on recovery actions for species listed as Endangered or Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The document, Recovery Plan Review for Downlisting/Delisting, presents 80 multi-species conservation actions to downlist or delist 27 species along the Gulf of Mexico. The actions are taken directly from Recovery Plans and 5-year review…


Added by Sarah Lessard on October 13, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Collaborative study offers insight on protecting valuable coastal resources based on “tipping points” for indicator species

A new paper published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ocean & Coastal…


Added by Sarah Lessard on September 27, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Job Announcement: Tampa Bay Estuary Program Executive Director

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) is seeking qualified applicants for the Executive Director position. This is a full-time position responsible for ensuring the efficient and fiscally-responsible operation of the TBEP. This job supervises the managers of TBEP’s technical projects, its public education and outreach initiatives, and its program administration function.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in effectively managing…


Added by Sarah Lessard on August 29, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Grants Announced: Applications due September 30, 2017

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida (Foundation) is now accepting proposals for FY 2017-18 grant programs.

 "Wildlife Foundation of Florida" Tag: The Foundation is dedicated to the conservation, management and sustainable recreational enjoyment of Florida’s outstanding lands, waters and wildlife. Each year, the Foundation requests proposals for funding via the proceeds of sales of the “Wildlife Foundation of Florida” specialty license plate. Instructions and…


Added by Sarah Lessard on August 7, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Recap: Marine/Estuarine Conservation Target Identification Workshops

The PFLCC recently completed its final Marine/Estuarine Conservation Target identification workshop. From April to June 2017, workshops were held in St. Petersburg, Gainesville, and Davie. These workshops offered brainstorming sessions for salt marsh, mangrove, seagrass, coral, and general marine/estuarine systems. A total of 47 individuals attended, representing 15 different agencies and…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on July 6, 2017 at 10:01am — No Comments

Florida State Wildlife Grants Announced - Applications due July 14, 2017

Florida’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative is pleased to invite you to submit applications for Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program. Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time July 14, 2017. Applications should be prepared in accordance with Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on June 28, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Climate and Land Use Change science priorities

NC State University hosts the DOI/USGS Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC) and is beginning its phase 2 science planning to cover 2018-2023 and beyond. We are looking for your input on science and management needs related to strategic issues and problems that fish and wildlife agencies face in the southeastern US. Your guidance will help NC State University better meet its agreement for hosting and supporting the science mission of the SE CSC.



Added by Sarah Friedl on April 21, 2017 at 3:25pm — No Comments

PostGIS Workshop

New workshop on data management in movement ecology, which will be held on May 8-12 at the University of Florida Ft. Lauderdale Research & Education Center in Davie, Florida.  During 5 days participants will learn how to set up a database system using PostGIS, and how to unleash its power by interfacing it to clients such as QGIS (visualization and GIS) and R (analysis). The entire training will be based on a real-world dataset (roe deer monitored using GPS telemetry and accelerometers,…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on April 5, 2017 at 12:54pm — No Comments

New Grant Opportunity!

The RFP for the EPA Wetland Program Development Grants has been posted to  The primary focus of these grants is to develop/refine state and tribal wetland programs.  A secondary focus is to develop/refine local (e.g. county or municipal) programs.  All monitoring and mapping projects…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on March 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Beginnings on Flyin D Ranch

From the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

New Beginnings on Flyin D Ranch

Ranching, agriculture new career for retirees in Okaloosa County…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 17, 2016 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation - November update


Conservation News for the Gulf of Mexico Region

November 3, 2016


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program Seeks 2017 Gulf Guardian Nominations. 

The Gulf…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 9, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Oyster Habitat Restoration Project Underway

From The Nature Conservancy Florida:

Pensacola, FL | October 20, 2016

The Nature Conservancy announced the first steps in a three-year effort to design an oyster habitat restoration project along 6.5-miles of shoreline in East Bay near Pensacola, Florida. The Conservancy is partnering with CH2M and Ecology and Environment, Inc., to monitor, design and permit the…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 7, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative 2017 Request for Proposals

From the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative:

Full Proposal Due Date: December 1, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Program has approximately $975,000 to award in funding for grants this year. The majority of awards under this program will fall in the range of $25,000 to $250,000 range. However upper or lower limits to award size are not specified. A minimum of a 1:1 non-Federal match of cash and/or in-kind…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 4, 2016 at 10:19am — No Comments

Human Dimensions Broadcast: Behavior change strategies that work

From the USFWS National Conservation Training Center:

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation Broadcast Series

Series Description

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation addresses the relationship of people to the land and wildlife. In this series, we introduce you to the subject through educational broadcasts. The broadcasts provide up-to-date academic theory and on-the-ground natural resource management…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 3, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New handbook of drought indicators and indices

A new handbook of drought indicators and indices from the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) was recently published. The handbook, intended as a resource guide for practitioners, was developed by Mark Svoboda and Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Access the handbook here:…


Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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