To promote instream flow water rights within the Gunnison Basin and to help build support for flexible water management mechanisms that will allow agriculture lands to stay in agriculture; as well as allow the water to be temporarily dedicated for deposit into a water bank and be protected in the stream, down to the place of storage of the water bank (e.g., Lake Powell.)
To support grantee's initiative to implement an expanded campaign to execute the Colorado Water Plan, with a particular focus on creating sustainable funding of at least $20 million annually for Colorado River Collaborative (CRC) priorities in Colorado (i.e., river health, agricultural and municipal conservation and efficiency, and environmental water transactions.)
To support grantee's initiative to deliver 3,000 acres of bottomland hardwood reforestation in the Mississippi portion of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV), and continued improvements in federal reforestation program policy and administration.
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.