NAWCA. North American Wetlands Conservation Act. North American Waterfowl Management Plan . Found a need for funding to protect and restore wetlands Envisioned a federal funding program Developed a system to bring partners together to access these funds (Joint Ventures).
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North American Wetlands Conservation Act
Found a need for funding to protect and restore wetlands
Envisioned a federal funding program
Developed a system to bring partners together to access
these funds (Joint Ventures)
NAWCA – North American
Wetland Conservation Act
Joint Ventures are the venue through which NAWCA grants are run.
NAWCA proposals should be submitted with know-ledge of the JV “responsible” for the project area.
JV’s rank multiple projects within same funding cycle. Ranks contribute to funding decisions.
or linear wetlands
$2.5 Million in FY 2008 for
Small Grants Program
= 33+ grants
Much less writing; 5 pages maximum
Fewer overall match dollars needed
More emphasis on habitat than waterfowl
Works well with
Acquisition support letter
Historic Preservation Survey
U.S. Federal restrictions on purchasesBefore you begin….
Bird habitat groups – DU, NWTF, PF, QU, etc.
City and County funds
Civic or community groups
NMDGF other state resource agencies (Forestry, State Parks)
RC & D’s
Soil and Water conservation districts
Tourism groups or boosters
TNC, TPL and land trusts– acquisitions or easements
Universities and colleges
Small NAWCA proposals make sense for our area:
1) relatively sparse populations; few corporations
2) few “easy” non-federal dollars
3) many private landowners
4) scattered or linear wetlands
5) few large concentrations of waterfowl
Deadline for small grants will be November 28
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