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Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Non-traditional S6 Grants
2007 Funded Projects (Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin)
News Release: $1.3 Million in Federal Funds Flow To Midwest States
To Help Endangered Species (May 15, 2007)
Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant
*Karner Blue Butterfly HCP Land Acquisition Wisconsin (Waupaca and Burnett Counties,
Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance Grant
HCP for the Indiana Bat on Indiana State Forest Lands (State-wide): $375,000.
Recovery Land Acquisition Grants
Windy Bar Island Acquisition (Cape Girardeau County, MO): $483,504.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is awarded $483,504 to acquire a 705-acre Mississippi river island for the purpose of protecting a critically important habitat type for pallid sturgeon recovery. This project will effectively protect and enhance habitats that support federally endangered pallid sturgeon within the Middle Mississippi River, endangered interior least terns, and Indiana bats.
Windy Bar Island provides habitat for both federally endangered and state listed species. Populations of pallid sturgeon, interior least terns, and Indiana bats (summer roosting habitat) are all supported by habitats present on Windy Bar and within Schenimann Chute.
*Land Acquisition Initiative Along the Little Darby Creek State and National Scenic River to Aid in the Recovery of Clubshell and Northern Riffleshell (Madison County, OH): $247,395.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Natural Areas and Preserves will use this funding to purchase the 174 acre Riverwood Property. The property is adjacent to Little Darby Creek and its acquisition will secure habitat for two endangered mussels, the clubshell and Northern riffleshell. The property consists of riparian forest buffer and floodplain, several small tributaries with associated forested ravines, forest wetlands, and upland habitat.
* Indicates partial funding awarded
Text created May 15, 2007
Last updated: October 24, 2012