Willamette River Initiative: Willamette Mainstem Anchor Habitat Investments Grant
Meyer Memorial Trust
Grant amount: Up to US $1,250,000
Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed
Applicant type: Government Entity College / University Nonprofit
Funding uses: Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Counties in Oregon: Benton County, Clackamas County, Columbia County, Lane County, Linn County, Marion County, Multnomah County, Polk County, Washington County, Yamhill County Expand all
Location of residency: Oregon
The mainstem Willamette River spans 187 miles from Eugene to Portland and is the 19th largest river by volume in the United States. Restoring a river of this size requires strong partnerships and a shared vision.
Through our Mainstem strategy, we support projects to restore the Willamette River's natural floodplain processes. Historically, the Willamette changed greatly throughout the seasons, with winter and spring flood waters moving stream gravel, carving new river channels and creating complex, vibrant habitats for native fish and wildlife. All along the river, these dynamic processes have been greatly altered and diminished through human activity. But there is great potential to revive habitats on the mainstem while still maintaining flood protection for our communities.
In partnership with the Oregon Watershed Enhancment Board (OWEB and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), we fund organizations working to restore channel complexity, floodplain connectivity, and riparian vegetation along the mainstem Willamette and the lower reaches of its larger tributaries
Willamette Mainstem Anchor Habitat Investments
On behalf of funding partners Bonneville Power Administration and Meyer Memorial Trust’s Willamette River Initiative (WRI), OWEB is pleased to announce the 2018 grant cycle for Willamette Mainstem Anchor Habitat Investments. Approximately $1.2 million is available for eligible, recommended projects. Funders will consider technical assistance, restoration, and monitoring projects. There is no cap on funding requests for any of these project types.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Applicant Eligibility:
- Organizations associated with the Upper and Mid-Willamette Anchor Habitats Focused Investment Program (WFIP), and
- Organizations whose project is outside the WFIP project geography but in an anchor habitat (see attached maps).
- Project Eligibility: To be eligible for Willamette Mainstem Anchor Habitat consideration, projects must:
- Occur in an Anchor Habitat, AND
- Address one or more of the program’s three outcomes:
- Increased channel complexity and length,
- Improved connectivity between the river and its floodplain, and/or
- Expanded geographic extent and improved health of floodplain forests
- Preference will be given to projects that:
- Work at scale across contiguous acres
- Occur in the two-year inundation zone and
- Are identified in any of the following:
- Upper Willamette Conservation and Recovery Plan for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead (click on the “Main Body of Plan”).
- Lower Columbia River Conservation and Recovery Plan for Oregon Populations of Salmon and Steelhead.
- Recovery Plan for the Coterminous United States Population of Bull Trout
- Recovery Plan for Oregon Chub
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