Friday, March 12, 2010

Acres for America

Acres for America, a partnership between Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, annually provides funding for projects that conserve large landscape-level areas that are important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

The goal of the Acres for America program is to offset the footprint of Wal-Mart's domestic facilities on at least an acre-by-acre basis through acquisitions of interest in real property. Endorsement of a proposed acquisition by appropriate federal, state, and local government agencies and by nonprofit organizations that the land is of high conservation value is a primary program consideration. Preference will be given to acquisitions that are part of published conservation plans, State Wildlife Action Plans, or Endangered Species Act Recovery Plans.

Amount: Varies

Date due: April 1, 2010 (Pre-proposal)

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Eastern Oregon Noxious Weed Projects

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the Eastern Oregon Noxious Weed Projects grant program. Wild and scenic river corridors are popular recreation areas and support a wide array of threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant, animal, and fish species. In recent years, invasive exotic plant species (noxious weeds) have been on the increase in the river corridors, their tributaries, and associated federal and non-federal lands. Preventing, monitoring, and controlling the spread of noxious weeds is vital to the protection and conservation of native plants and animals inhabiting these wild and scenic river corridors as well as to the preservation of these lands' inherent natural beauty. This project focuses on weed control efforts on these lands by implementing coordinated detection and treatment projects including biological control, surveying and inventorying, and preventing and/or limiting the spread and impact of noxious weeds which compete with, and displace, desirable native domestic plant species.

Amount: $155,000

Date due: March 26, 2010

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