San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Bulletin for October 1, 2014: New Funding Sources, Events, and More!

  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 2, 2014
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October 1, 2014 
There is no doubt that birds are in trouble!!  The release of the State of the Birds 2014 report in September, included a watch list identifying 233 of
our US bird species most in need of conservation action.  The species assessment was based on a process developed by Partners in Flight for landbirds and the first of its kind applied to all US birds.

A team of scientists from NABCI also identified a list of “
common birds in steep decline” for those that did not meet the criteria for the watchlist but whose populations have diminished by more than half in the last 4 decades. 

Because the report also proves that conservation actions work, we want to know how your efforts positively impact these species in decline!  Post your responses on our
facebook page! 
GRANTS with deadlines bhuning sandpipers
By October 26:
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
seeks proposals to increase ocean awareness

and promote action for ocean conservation.
By November 7:
The Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act). All applicants are invited to contact SFBJV Coordinator, Beth Huning in advance for input on ways to make their application competitive on a national level.
The California Fish Passage Forum seeks project proposals to award a total of about $100,000 toward fish passage projects in California that advance the Forums mission to protect and revitalize anadromous fish populations by restoring connectivity of freshwater habitats throughout their historic range.

By November 18:  
NOAA and other partners, are soliciting proposals to improve the management of regional and local ecosystem effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation.
By November 20:
NMBCA provides resources for migratory landbird conservation as well as funding for migratory birds that depend upon wetland habitats outside of North America.
USFWS, Coastal Program at SF Bay
This is a technical assistance and cooperative agreement funding program not a grant program.  While the interest covers the entire Bay, the main focus in 2015 is on the outer San Mateo and Marin Coasts and coastal watersheds.

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants
These small grants average approximately $8000 with priority given to applicants that: protect Earth’s beauty and bounty; create a robust, healthy food system; increase opportunities for outdoor activity; reduce environmental health hazards; and/or build stronger communities.  Grant cycles are quarterly, generally around the 15th of the month.
National Parks Service, Land and Water Conservation Fund
The LWCF Program provides matching grants to States and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities, as well as funding for shared federal land acquisition and conservation strategies.

more grant information
with deadlines
October 4 through December –  Living Arroyos Fall workdays 
October 5-9     Pathways Conference 
October 16 through December  USFWS Restoration Webinar Series  
October 21-23    Inaugural Steelhead Summit 
October 28-30   Bay Delta Science Conference  
for more events in 2014 please visit our events page
looking ahead … 2015
January 13-15     CNPS 2015 Conservation Conference 
February 11-12    Citizen Science 2015 
June 22-24          Fish Passage Conference 
Sandra Scoggin – Assistant Coordinator
Caroline Warner – Public Outreach
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