RESTORE Colorado

RESTORE Colorado

Sources:
Federal Agencies/Foundations
Funder Name:
National Fish and Wildlife
Location:
Colorado
Eligible Applicants:
State Agencies
Local governments and Utility Districts
Non-profits organizations
Partnerships
Relevant Project Area:
Habitat Improvement, Biodiversity, & Riparian Restoration
Environment, Natural Resource Management, and Human Health
Funding Range:
$150,000
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$250,000
Deadline:

All proposals must specifically address how projects will directly and measurably contribute to the landscape-scale accomplishment of one or more of the program priorities as identified below. The program seeks projects that implement conservation practices directly on-the-ground and/or which increase organizational capacity to implement conservation activities.

 

Competitive projects may include but are not limited to:

 

River corridors, riparian areas and wetlands

 

 

  • Enhancement and restoration of hydrology and connectivity for native species including aquatic habitat restoration and fish barrier installation/removal.
  • Enhancement and restoration of riparian and wetland habitats, including managing grazing in riparian areas, invasive species removal, and mesic meadow restoration. 

 

 

 

Eastern Colorado grasslands

 

 

  • Enhancement and restoration of large intact tracts of eastern Colorado grasslands focusing on the habitat needs of species of greatest conservation need. Practices may include, but are not limited to: 
    • Grassland restoration, improvement of range condition through a change in grazing or management practices; 
    • Implementation of wildlife friendly grazing practices, including on expiring Conservation Reserve Program lands; and
    • Obstruction/tree removal to decrease grassland fragmentation. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sagebrush shrublands

 

 

  • Enhancement and restoration of sagebrush rangeland habitat in priority areas for conservation for the Greater and Gunnison Sage-grouse. Projects may focus on one or more of the following practices:
    • Fence removal and modification;
    • Mesic meadow restoration such as installation of temporary wood grade structures or low impact restoration structures such as Zeedyk structures; and
    • Increasing forage quality and quantity (including management of invasive annual grasses and encroachment of woody species). 

 

 

 

 

 

Big game winter range and migration corridors

 

 

  • Improvement of winter range and/or priority migration corridors (as identified by Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Big Game Action Plan) for elk, deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and moose within the boundaries of the Colorado Habitat Partnership Program. Projects may focus on one or more of the following practices:
    • Fence removal and modification;
    • Transportation corridor enhancement; and
    • Increasing forage quality and quantity (including management of invasive annual grasses and encroachment of woody species). 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest health

 

 

  • Forestry projects that have a direct nexus to watershed health or habitat improvement. For this grant round, funding priority will be given to projects in the Wildland/Urban Interface (as defined by the Colorado State Forest Service) in three focal watersheds: (1) the Arkansas; (2) the South Platte; or (3) the Upper San Juan. Practices may include but are not limited to:
    • Revegetation with native plants in fire-affected watersheds;
    • Habitat restoration practices specific to a species or suite of species of interest, including evaluation of the effectiveness of practices for species conservation; and
    • Restoration of age class structure to improve forest habitat and restore natural fire regimes.

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