Who Should Apply: Land Trusts on behalf of private owners of land in the LI Sound Watershed (LISW) (see map below). Landowners should be open to conserving their land with an easement and managing their woods for rare bird species like Wood Thrush.
Why Should I Apply: Up to $200,000 for acquisition capital per project plus funds to cover transaction costs (title search, appraisal, survey, etc.).
When is the Pre-Application Due: Hard copy pre-screening applications (simple and straightforward) to the 2016 Grant Round for the LISW- RCP Program's Healthy Forest Reserve Program are due Monday, Aug.1, 2016 (mailed to Highstead Foundation, PO Box 1097, Redding Center, CT, 06875).
How Should I Apply: Click the link below to access the request for proposals, pre-screening application, ranking worksheet and to access the online map tool and Healthy Forest Reserve Program guide.
Feel free to use this forum, email or message Bill Labich (email@example.com) with any questions, and good luck!