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Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Examples of funded projects...

A variety of projects were funded through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund in FY 2003, including Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance grants to develop Habitat Conservation Plans across the country in areas ranging from the wetland areas in Delaware and Pennsylvania to the islands of Hawaii, from the mountains of West Virginia to the forests of the Pacific Northwest. These HCPs will benefit a wide range of plants and animals, including the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl in Arizona, San Joaquin kit fox in California, and grizzly bears in Montana. Most of the HCPs will address multiple species, many of them on a city, county or large watershed basis. Recovery Land Acquisition grants awarded in fiscal year 2003 will be used to acquire and protect important prairie, coastal, mountainous, desert, cave, and riparian habitat, land that represents critical portions of species' last remaining habitat. Some of these acquisitions support many endangered species, as well as important habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. For example, acquisition of property in Riverside County, California will benefit more than 100 Federal and State listed species by providing important interconnected habitat to support the Western Riverside Multiple Species Habitat conservation Plan (MSHCP). In Georgia, acquisition of permanent conservation easements on 7,900 acres of property will provide essential habitat for the largest red-cockaded woodpecker population found on private land (and sixth largest overall in the world). HCP Land acquisitions in fiscal year 2003 will be used to help acquire vital habitat for threatened and endangered species ranging from desert tortoise in Utah to Indiana bats in Indiana. The lands acquired under the HCP Land Acquisition program are purchased only from willing sellers, and are intended to complement but do not replace the conservation responsibilities contained in a HCP.

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This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.