Funding of on-the-ground technical assistance for riparian restoration in the foundation’s proof-point river systems, and to support grantee's initiatives to continue to address invasive plant issues at the basin-wide scale and tell the story of the value of restoration and healthy rivers.
Liquid Assets Project to continue building a pipeline of agricultural and municipal water conservation impact investments
To support grantee's initiative in addressing the backlog of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) on FisheryProgress.org by contracting an additional FIP analyst, in addition to providing three months’ of bridge grant support to align with funding from the Packard Foundation.
To test implementation of solutions to some of the biggest barriers to commercial fishers through understanding, supporting and adapting its business models to priority restoration projects in Southeast Louisiana.
To continue to build the case for soil health practices by completing a study that explores the relationship between practices that build soil health, crop yield and changes in water quality over time.
To support grantee's initiatives to: 1) bring attention to the consequences of agricultural pollution for drinking water and rural quality of life; 2) deepen regional engagement to support the work of state and local groups; and 3) use remote sensing to monitor the use of cover crops in Iowa, and recommend a low-cost methodology of monitoring conservation practices that could be used by supply chain partners.
To build on work in the Wabash River in Indiana to demonstrate how Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE) can be used in the Upper Mississippi River to complement cover crops and other practices to improve water quality.
To conduct a demographic assessment of coastal parishes impacted by restoration projects and policies, and to develop a dashboard of economic indicators related to coastal restoration. The Data Center is the project of the grantee that houses this body of work.
To improve fishery management plans (Planes de Manejos, or PdMs) for four benthic fisheries as tools for change toward sustainable fisheries; to reduce the risk of failed implementation by enhancing the scientific knowledge used in management of each fishery, building capacity among stakeholders, and incorporating the ecosystem-based approach.
To support grantee's expenses of establishing itself in Mexico, including opening an office, hiring an executive director and, working closely with the foundation and partners, building a work plan for the organization that aligns with the foundation's strategy to improve fisheries management in Mexico.