Forestland Preservation-Washington Wildlife and Recreation Grant Program
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Next predicted deadline: May 1, 2022 (Pre proposal)
Later predicted deadlines: Jul 6, 2022 (Full proposal)
Grant amount: Up to US $500,000
Fields of work: Land/Habitat Conservation
Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group, Government Entity
Funding uses: Project / Program
Location of project: Washington
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Forestland Preservation Grant Program
- Buying a conservation easement or lease for a forest threatened with development
- In conjunction with a conservation easement or lease, restoring stream corridors to support clean water and fish habitat.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Who can apply?
- Nonprofit nature conservancies
- State Conservation Commission
- Eligible Projects
- Land acquisition through easements or leases (required for all projects).
- Public access is not required.
- Habitat enhancement or restoration, in conjunction with land acquisition.
- These activities must further the ecological functions of the forestland.
- Installing fences or bridges
- Replanting native vegetation
- Replacing culverts
- Combination of land acquisition and restoration or enhancement
- Projects must include correcting all fish passage barriers on property owned by a private, small forest landowner not otherwise required by the Forest Practices Act.
- Grant recipients also are required to do a baseline inventory of the condition of the property.
- Cities, counties, and nonprofit nature conservancies must provide a one-to-one matching share.
- There is no match requirement for the Washington State Conservation Commission.
- Ineligible Projects
- Of rights for a term of less than perpetuity
- Of land already owned by the grant applicant or sponsor
- Of properties acquired via a condemnation action of any kind
- Of land to satisfy a Habitat Conservation Plan under the Endangered Species Act
- Transfer of development rights
- Restoration work required under the Forest Practices Act or other regulatory mitigation requirement, except as described under the Fish Passage Barriers section
- “Consumable” supplies such as fuel, fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, except as a one-time application if they are necessary parts of otherwise eligible acquisition or restoration activities
- Elements that cannot be defined as fixtures or capital items
- Environmental cleanup of illegal activities (i.e. meth labs)
- Indoor facilities
- Purchase of maintenance equipment, tools, or supplies
- Restoration work done before a grant agreement is signed
- Routine operation and maintenance costs
- Utility payments such as monthly water or electric bills