OSI Southern Cumberland Land Protection Fund
Open Space Institute
Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Anticipated deadline: Nov 6, 2018 2:00pm PST
Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit
Funding uses: Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Counties in Alabama: Cherokee County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County, Morgan County, Counties in Georgia: Chattooga County, Dade County, Floyd County, Walker County, Counties in Tennessee: Coffee County, Cumberland County, Franklin County, Grundy County, Hamilton County, Lincoln County, Marion County, Putnam County, Rhea County, Sequatchie County, Van Buren County, Warren County, White County Expand all
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In the Southern Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, a landscape of unrivaled ecological richness, we are helping to save forest strongholds for plant and animal species.
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- The Fund looks for projects within the grant region that permanently preserve contiguous, high-priority forest blocks, especially those most likely to protect long-term species diversity as the climate changes
- To be considered, the project must meet the following Threshold Criteria:
- Include or directly impact land within the Grant Fund Region.
- Contribute to the conservation of high-priority forest blocks identified in OSI’s Protecting Southern Appalachian Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change, or as core forest on page 31 of “Cumberland Voices: A Conservation Vision for the South Cumberland Region.”
- Permanently protect land through acquisition of fee interest and/or conservation easement that meets or exceeds OSI Conservation Easement and Stewardship Standards
- Be spearheaded by organizations with the long-term stewardship capacity and financial ability to execute the transaction.
- Be completed within 18 months of receiving notification of OSI’s grant award.
- Projects that meet the Threshold Criteria will be evaluated based on the:
- Extent to which the property contains habitat for terrestrial or aquatic species in greatest conservation need, as identified by State Wildlife Action Plans (particularly habitat that will allow adaptation of species vulnerable to climate change); contains other significant plants, animals, or ecologically significant habitat; or would contribute to the cooperative recovery of a threatened or endangered species
- Extent to which it buffers, connects or removes a threat to existing conserved land
- Extent, status and condition of plant and animal species and natural communities
- Project’s role in helping to ensure the long-term viability of plant and animal species
- Threat and/or particular conservation opportunity presented
- Evidence of a stewardship plan consistent with the Fund’s objectives.
- Ability of the project to catalyze other projects that will protect priority forest blocks
- Ability to meet the Fund’s Match Requirements
- Accreditation by the Land Trust Commission, or a plan and time frame for attaining accreditation
- Grants may not be used to pay interest on loans, staff time, mileage, travel expenses and general overhead.
- Projects which close before the application deadline are not eligible for funding.
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