Thursday, May 27, 2021

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Accepting Applications For Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is now accepting applications for the Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program.  The deadline to apply is July 15.

Approximately $2 million in grant funding is available for projects to restore and sustain healthy forests, rivers, and streams that provide habitat for diverse native bird and aquatic populations.

The goal is to improve the quality and connectivity of forest and freshwater habitat as reflected by a suite of species that are indicators of habitat condition. 

The program aims to:

-- Improve the management of public and private forestlands to create mosaics of mixed-aged forests that support a diversity of bird and wildlife species, especially targeting golden-winged warbler, wood thrush, and cerulean warbler; and

-- Bolster populations of eastern brook trout, eastern hellbender, and native freshwater mussels by removing barriers to fish passage, restoring riparian and in-stream habitat, and improving water quality and hydrology.

For all the details, visit the NFWF Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program webpage.

(Photo: Focus Area within PA portion of Central Appalachian Region.)

(Reprinted from the latest DEP Chesapeake Bay Program newsletter. Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

[Posted: May 27, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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