Wetlands for Wildlife Program

Wetlands for Wildlife Program

State Agencies
Funder Name:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Eligible Applicants:
State Agencies
Local governments and Utility Districts
Non-profits organizations
Relevant Project Area:
Habitat Improvement, Biodiversity, & Riparian Restoration
Water Quality & Watershed Health
Funding Range:

Guidance for 2021-2022:
 Applicants are strongly encouraged to use GIS mapping technology to delineate areas
to be restored on project sites, and to show these polygons in attached project maps.
 Larger grant applications (including block grants for multiple properties) that
accomplish significant acreage of wetland/riparian conservation and include multiple
partners (where appropriate) are encouraged. For block grants, all projects must be
detailed in the initial application.
 Comprehensive, well-planned, whole-property restoration projects are encouraged,
and phased approaches involving repeated funding applications for smaller projects on
the same properties are discouraged.
 Phased approaches are allowable for large projects if the long-term vision, approach,
and timeline are well-articulated in the Phase I funding application.
 Projects that can be completed within two years following the grant award (i.e., by
June 30, 2023) are strongly encouraged. Applicants requiring longer timeframes for
project completion are encouraged to submit a Phase I application for planning,
design, and permitting, and defer delivery for future phases.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.