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REX East Migratory Bird Account

The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Conservation Fund are accepting proposals for REX East Migratory Bird Account. This account was established to conserve and restore migratory bird habitat in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. Money deposited in the REX Account is a result of an agreement entitled �Guidelines for Achieving Compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Executive Order No. 13186 Through the Voluntary Compensation Measures� developed by the Rockies Express Pipeline, LLC and the US Fish and Wildlife Service associated with the construction, maintenance and operation of the Rockies Express Pipeline-East in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. These funds are non-Federal funds and can be used as matching funds for Federal funds.

In Ohio, the REX East Migratory Bird Account will be used for land acquisition and/or restoration projects. The conservation and restoration projects should target forest dwelling avian species impacted by the pipeline including the Cerulean Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler and Kentucky Warbler where these species were found in the vicinity of the pipeline. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service�s Regional Office has developed guidelines on the use of the REX East Account Funds in collaboration with State Technical Teams.

A State Technical Team was established to determine proposal criteria, review proposals and determine which proposals will be funded with approximately $2,349,985. The state technical team consists of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Field Office of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service�s Division of Migratory Bird Management and The Conservation Fund. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region III�s Regional Team will serve as project oversight. The first call for proposals will be to these agencies, conservation nonprofit organizations and land trusts.

Please see the attached instructions for applicants and the application form for complete details.

Proposals are due on June 15, 2009.

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Last updated: February 20, 2012