NANFA-L-- FW: "Bring Back The Natives" Funding Program

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 09:44:22 -0400

I'd never even heard of the program below, offering financial support for
reintroducing native species to areas of extirpation. Sounds interesting,-in-

--Bruce Stallsmith
plenty of extirpations in the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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The Center for North American Herpetology
Lawrence, Kansas
26 July 2005

Pre-Proposals Requested for Bring Back the Natives Aquatic Species Program

Deadline: 2 December 2005 (Pre-Proposals)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (, in
with its partner agencies, requests pre-proposals from nonprofit
universities, Native American tribes, and local, state, and federal agencies
interested in restoring native populations of sensitive or listed aquatic
[such as amphibians] for its Bring Back the Natives (BBN) program.

The initiative funds on-the-ground efforts to restore native aquatic species
their historic range. Projects should involve partnerships between
agencies, private landowners, and organizations that seek to rehabilitate
streamside and watershed habitats, and should focus on habitat needs of
species such as fish, invertebrates, and amphibians that originally
waterways across the United States.

BBN program funding requires a $2 non-federal match for each federal dollar
requested by applicants.

The program will award between twelve and fifteen matching grants annually.
The average grant is about $60,000 and can be used to support direct
project-related salaries, contractual services, and materials needed for
on-the-ground restoration.

Pre-proposals should be submitted electronically through the online
form available on the NFWF Web site. See the web site below for complete
program information and application procedures:
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