US FWS Announces 2014 Funding for Fish Habitat Partnerships

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Big Picture Spotlight:

One of the goals

of the National Fish
Habitat Partnership is:

To Improve and Protect

Water Quality

More Habitat = More Fish



In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will provide $3,301,155 for cost-shared projects that address the priorities of FHPs organized under the Action Plan.

Last year, the Service adopted a new competitive performance-based method to allocate funding under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. The new methodology was developed collaboratively by the Service's Fish and Aquatic Conservation Fisheries Management Team, in consultation with their Regional National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Coordinators. This methodology was approved at the end of 2013 and implementation of this methodology begins with the funding announced for this year. The funding level breakdown per FHP are listed below and were calculated using the new competitive-based funding method.

FHP Breakdown:
Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership - $75,000
Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership - $75,000
Hawaii Fish Habitat Partnership - $135,974
Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership - $135,974
Desert Fish Habitat Partnership - $135,974
Driftless Area Restoration Effort - $135,974
Fishers and Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin - $135,974
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership - $135,974
Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership - $135,974
Western Native Trout Initiative - $135,974
Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership - $135,974
Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership - $257,920
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture - $257,920
Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership - $257,920
Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership - $257,920
Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Partnership - $257,920
California Fish Passage Forum - $257,920
Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership - $379,869