Day: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Title: Funding Conservation-Based Land Acquisition and Restoration Through Grants Using Innovative Partnerships
Description: This session will provide prospective grantees with in-depth information about different conservation funding opportunities for property acquisition projects within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Funding experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the State of Maryland’s Program Open Space will discuss how to apply for and successfully implement grant funded projects. The FWS administers two federal assistance programs, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act Program and the National Coastal Wetlands Grant Program, designed to promote conservation activities on public and private land. The NRCS's Agricultural Conservation Easement Program provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits. The State of Maryland’s Program Open Space is made up of two components, a local grant component often called Localside POS and a component that funds acquisition and recreation facility development by the State.
Track: Strategic Fundraising & Innovative Partnerships
Level: All
Lead Presenter: Christina Ryder: Wildlife Biologist - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Co-Presenter(s): Lacy Alison: Wildlife Biologist - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Tiffany Davis: Farm Bill Program Specialist (Easements) FRPP, WRP, GRP - USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service
Tom McCarthy: Federal Programs Liaison for Land Acquisition and Planning - State of Maryland, Program Open Space
Caleb S. Spiegel: Wildlife Biologist - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service