Sarah Lessard's News and Views (9)

$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


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