To continue to develop support from decision-makers within the State of California for solutions related to the mitigation efforts in the Salton Sea; to help establish a robust water market and water data platforms and tools throughout the western United States; and to grow support for philanthropic investments in Western water policy issues.
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 support grantee's initiative to engage markets to foster sustainable fishing practices; advance rights-based management for small scale fisheries; build the scientific capacity of the Ocean Institute of Peru (IMARPE); and help Peruvian fishing communities, industry and economies thrive.
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 support grantee's initiative to acquire and manage water rights for restoration projects throughout the Colorado River Delta, work with partner organizations to implement the Minute 323 agreement between Mexico and the U.S., continue development of capacity and governance for the grantee and its water trust functions, and complete restoration of 155 acres at the El Chausse restoration site.
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.