Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership Request for 2021 Aquatic Conservation Projects

Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership Request for 2021 Aquatic Conservation Projects

Funding Sources: Private Foundation
Elligible Entities: Individual / General Public, Federal Agency, Tribal Governments, State Agency, Local Government and Utility Districts, Non-Profit Organization, College or School, Partnership, Land Trust
Deadline: December 1, 2020
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Additional Materials: https://mtwatersheds.org/app/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/GPFHP-Project-Request-2021-Final.docx

It is time to ask for your consideration in submitting habitat project ideas for funding or support from the
Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership (GPFHP). The Great Plains FHP is one of twenty partnerships that
span the nation under the initiative of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). The GPFHP area of
focus; rivers, streams, riparian corridors and watershed health of the northern half of the Great Plains that
include habitats within all or portions of 10 states and 28 Tribes.

This will be our eleventh year of supporting conservation projects and working toward meeting the goals
and objectives set forth in the GPFHP Strategic Plan (prairiefish.org). We have directed funding toward a
wide range of aquatic conservation projects that benefit imperiled, endangered and recreational aquatic
species. While direct partnership funding to date has been limited to only that provided to us from the U.S.
Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), we have been able to link both NFHP funds and USFWS Fish Passage
funds on high priority projects to increase the overall contribution. Most projects have received upwards of
around $10K to over $50K and the success of the project proponents has been linking together the partner’s
capabilities since none of the agencies alone can accomplish what we can do together. This is one of the
partnerships’ greatest strengths; providing additional focus and resources for projects that align with the
goals and objectives of the partners.

With your continued involvement, we can continue to strive toward a more strategic and focused
conservation effort for future generations. With help from the habitat assessments, we can have
discussions that help the partners bring landscape scaled issues into manageable projects by effectively
focusing conservation with greater positive impacts to targeted species.