GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR TRANSACTION COSTS FOR PERMANENT LAND PROTECTION IN COASTAL WATERSHED
PREP and GBRPP release a request for proposals from land conservation organizations for $53,000 in funding to use for land transaction costs.
The Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) and the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) are pleased to issue this request for proposals for the 2014 Coastal Watershed Land Conservation Transaction Grants Program. This matching grants program is aimed at assisting land trusts, conservation organizations and municipal governments within the Piscataqua Region coastal watershed area with the transaction costs associated with permanent land protection such as conservation easements, full fee acquisitions and donations of land.
This is the first time the grant program is being offered jointly by PREP and the GBRPP. The combined grant program offers an opportunity to provide more funding for land conservation projects in the coastal watershed. A total of $53,000 is available through this year’s grant program. Qualified nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organizations or units of government may apply for this grant through the application form (download in PDF or MS Word format) or on the PREP website. Applications must be postmarked by June 13, 2014.
For questions about this grant opportunity contact:
||GBRPP, Great Bay Coordinator
The Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership is a collaboration of conservation organizations in the coastal region that promotes landscape-scale land conservation and stewardship.
Since 1994, the Partnership has operated as a collaborative to promote shared conservation goals and advance conservation programs. The primary activities of the Partnership include:
Conservation Planning: Conservation Planning provides the foundation for selecting land conservation priorities and advising management decisions.
Land Conservation: Using a science-based approach to identify the most significant lands, the Partnership works voluntarily with landowners on the donation or purchaser of land or conservation easements.
Stewardship: Stewardship conservation responsibilities include the collaborative management of conserved properties from a landscape scale perspective that respects the integrity of the entire ecosystem.
Recreation and Education: Conserved lands offer quality public recreational access and Partner organizations provide educational opportunities that are compatible with natural resource protection and management
The Great Bay Partnership includes state and regional private non-profit conservation organizations and land trusts, federal and state public agencies, and municipalities.
A collaborative effort is key to the Partnership’s successful conservation activities. The Partnership seeks to:
- Promote creative solutions for land conservation and stewardship projects.
- Build upon the conservation efforts of already protected and restored lands.
- Coordinate resources, and identify and pursue a variety of funding opportunities.
- Promote communication and cooperation between partnering entities.
The Partnership includes Principal, Associate and Community Partners representing regional, state and federal agencies, municipalities, and land trusts serving the region. The Partnership’s Principal Partners include:
- Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
- Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
- New Hampshire Audubon
- New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
- Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
- The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service
Download the Great Bay Partnership’s informational brochure: GBRPP Report 2013 (PDF format)