2021 Salmon Recovery Grant Opportunity
West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery (WSPER) is announcing a call for salmon habitat projects. WSPER coordinates the solicitation and ranking of salmon habitat projects as the lead entity for east Water Resources Inventory Area (WRIA) 15. Interested project sponsors must submit a Letter of Intent to the lead entity by January 8, 2021.
Funding is available for habitat protection or restoration projects aligned with the recovery strategies for local salmon and steelhead populations. WSPER is soliciting projects for review by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB). Funding for approved projects will be available after the SRFB meeting in September 2021.
- Native American Tribes
- Conservation districts
- Non-profit organizations
- Regional fisheries enhancement groups
- Special purpose districts
- Private landowners
- State agencies (with local partner)
- Planning (Designs, Assessments and Inventories)
- Combination projects (Acquisition and Restoration, Acquisition and Planning)
Interested project applicants must email a Letter of Intent to the Coordinator at [email protected] by January 8, 2021. The WSPER technical advisory group will screen all Letters of Intent to determine consistency with local salmon recovery strategies and priorities. Project sponsors will be notified by January 20, 2021 if their project is consistent with local salmon recovery strategies and should move forward in the 2021 grant cycle. Virtual project site visit is required and will be scheduled between February 1 and March 19, 2021.
Interested applicants with projects not identified on the Planned Projects Forecast List 2021 and 2022 are encouraged to contact Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech, Coordinator, to get more information about salmon recovery strategies, watershed recovery plans, and the application process. Call 360-509-9941 or email [email protected].
For information about West Sound salmon recovery, see WSPER Recovery Plans and Strategies.
For information about Salmon Recovery Grants see Manual 18.