Arizona Game and Fish Department
Restoring Big Game Winter Range by Removing Invasive Woody Vegetation (AZ)
Restore critical winter range and stopover habitat for mule deer and pronghorn in northern Arizona by mechanically masticating invasive woody vegetation from historic browse communities and grasslands. Project will reduce tree densities and restore 800 acres of grassland habitat.

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Restoring Pronghorn Habitat by Removing Invasive Juniper (AZ)
Remove encroaching juniper and pinyon pine trees from historic grassland areas to restore habitat for mule deer, pronghorn and elk through mastication utilizing a drum grinder mounted on a rubber-tired tractor. Project will restore more than 2,300 acres of habitat that serve as a critical migration link from winter to summer grounds for ungulates.

Arizona Land and Water Trust
Conserving Vera Earl Ranch Within the Sky Islands Region of Southern Arizona
Place a conservation easement on the Vera Earl Ranch to permanently protect 5,000 acres of important grasslands connecting the Santa Rita Mountains and the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. Project will offer crucial habitat for the Western burrowing owl, golden eagle, black-tailed prairie dog, Chiricahua leopard frog, desert box turtle, desert mud turtle and jaguar.

Arizona Sustainability Alliance
Engaging Youth to Restore Desert and Riparian Habitat in the Robbins Butte Wildlife Area (AZ)
Restore 1,110 acres of riparian and floodplain habitat in the Robbins Butte Wildlife Area in Maricopa County, Arizona to benefit the desert pupfish and Gila topminnow and to provide habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher, Ridgway's rail and western yellow-billed cuckoo. Project will engage high school youth from low-income communities in conservation-focused internships to restore critical areas at the Robbins Butte Wildlife Area in the Rio Reimagined corridor of the Gila River.

Research Support for Management of Pollinator Species (multiple states)
Conduct research to identify priority areas for on-the-ground monarch management actions such as habitat restoration and enrichment as well as to inform regulatory review. Project will map these areas most used by monarchs, recognizing that monarchs tend to migrate along riparian and wetland corridors.