Idaho Department of Water Resources
Identifying, Assessing, Prioritizing and Implementing Water Transactions in the Upper Salmon and Teton River Basins (ID)
Identify, assess, prioritize, and implement new water transactions in the Upper Salmon and Teton River Basins. Project will improve tributary flows for the benefit of Snake River spring/summer-run Chinook salmon, Snake River steelhead, and native trout populations.
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Managing the Encroachment of Invasive Plant Species to Improve Sagebrush Habitat (ID)
Work collaboratively across jurisdictions in southern Idaho to implement ecologically based rangeland improvement projects to reduce the threat of annual grass invasion. Project will treat invasives and improve management on more than 20,000 acres. Long term, restoration will reduce fire size, frequency, and intensity, allowing ecosystems to reach desired conditions and provide ample wildlife habitat.
Mule Deer Foundation
Improving Coordination between Idaho Stakeholders to Implement Ungulate Conservation Projects (ID)
Coordinate between the Mule Deer Foundation and the Idaho Migration and Transportation Team to work on wildlife corridor issues where ungulates cross roadways. Project will improve 24 miles of fencing, place 1,800 acres under permanent conservation easement, improve management on 255,000 acres, restore 1,700 acres and significantly decrease wildlife-vehicle collisions.
National Audubon Society
Increase Collaboration of Sagebrush Conservation (multiple states)
Strategically coordinate internal and external communication between a wide range of stakeholders committed to improving communications about the sagebrush ecosystem to elevate not only individual efforts but also the larger dialog about the value and need for sagebrush conservation. Project will bring 100 acres of sagebrush habitat under improved management, develop media resources for community stake holders and host field tour events that elevate on-the-ground conservation.
Nez Perce Tribe
Increase Flow Restoration Efforts in the Nez Perce Tribal Geographies (ID, OR, WA)
Increase flow restoration efforts in the Nez Perce tribal geographies. Project will increase tribal capacity to coordinate with other groups developing water transactions within the broad geography of ceded lands, and also enable the Tribe to propose transactions uniquely linked to tribal relationships, tribal treaty rights, and tribal sovereignty.
Improving Sage-Grouse Habitat through Juniper Removal and Mesic Restoration (ID)
Restore mesic habitat using low-tech rock structures and upland habitats by removing invading juniper in southwestern and central Idaho. Project will restore 3,889 acres pf sage-grouse habitat, increasing the resiliency and persistence of mesic habitats within the project landscape to benefit population maintenance and growth of sage-grouse.
West Box Elder Conservation District
Creating and Improving Wet Meadow and Grassland Habitat along Grouse Creek (UT, ID)
Improve and create wet meadow and grassland habitat for wildlife, promote aquatic habitat protection, and expand water developments to limit cattle use of riparian areas in Grouse Creek in Box Elder County, Utah. Project will bring 3,000 acres under improved management and restore hydrology on more than 500 acres of mesic habitat.