American Farmland Trust
Advancing Adoption of Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health Practices (IN, OH)
Build models of one-on-one farmer engagement, benchmarking of farm practices, development of continuous improvement plans and implementation of improved soil health management practices in Ohio and Indiana. Project will develop 50 Best Management Practices recommendations to improve 15,000 acres of private working lands.

Ducks Unlimited
Expanding Agricultural Conservation and Adoption of Farm Bill Conservation Programs (IA, IL, IN, MO)
Promote and implement Farm Bill conservation programs within the agriculturally based communities of central/northcentral Iowa, northern Illinois/Indiana and central/northwest Missouri. Project will work directly with 390 producers to design and implement wetland friendly conservation practices to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous runoff and improve water quality and wildlife habitats on 4,050 acres of cropland.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Community-Based Habitat Restoration along the White River (IN)
Collaborate with Reconnecting to Our Waterways, the City of Indianapolis and community partners to restore 4 acres of native habitat in Riverside and Ravenswood Overlook Parks along the White River in Indianapolis, Indiana. Project will restore native habitat for local flora and fauna, train and employ 10 college students and young adults through the Urban Naturalist program and enlist 100 volunteers in habitat restoration work.

National Audubon Society
Avian Monitoring and Evaluation for the Sustain our Great Lakes Program 
(multiple states)
Assist in monitoring NFWF’s impact on migratory shorebirds, waterfowl and marsh-nesting birds for NFWF’s Sustain our Great Lakes Program.

Pheasants Forever
Providing Technical Assistance to Farmers to Increase Sustainability and Profitability (IN)
Work in partnership with an agricultural retailer to provide landowners with sustainable conservation technical assistance that provides habitat and natural resource outcomes while improving the farm’s bottom line. Project will provide training to producers by running workshops, demonstrations and other engagement opportunities that will connect farmers with the broader vision of working lands agriculture and address how profitability can lead to conservation outcomes.

Pollinator Partnership
Project Wingspan: Enhancing Agricultural Lands for Pollinators (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Enhance and increase connectivity of pollinator habitat on Midwestern private agricultural lands and public conservation lands by providing technical assistance to landowners, collecting and distributing seeds and propagating seedlings. Project will collect 55 pounds of milkweed seeds, propagate 3,000 milkweed seedlings, host 14 events to engage 2,000 people and prescribe management actions to improve 2,000 acres of habitat.

Sand County Foundation
Midpoint Evaluation of NFWF’s Great Lakes Business Plan (multiple states)
Evaluate the success to date of the Great Lakes Business Plan in achieving its dedicated conservation objectives in the areas of streams, coastal wetlands, and water quality. Project will include a review of the ten sub-objectives within these three priority areas, as well as of the sixteen focus areas expected to achieve multiple overlapping outcomes.

Save the Dunes Conservation Fund
Controlling Invasive Species to Enhance and Maintain Habitat in the Tolleston Dunes (IN)
Conduct invasive species re-treatment work within a ecologically significant unit of Northwest Indiana- Tolleston Dunes to protect and enhance remnant black oak savanna and wetland habitat. Project will treat 310 acres to control invasive species to augment simultaneous and collaborative work, leading to greater impact and sustainability across the landscape.

The Nature Conservancy
Controlling Invasive Species in the Calumet Region through Strategic Retreatment (IL, IN)
Enhance and intensify prior restoration efforts on 540 acres of wetland communities at six sites in the bi-state Calumet region of southern Lake Michigan, including marsh and hemi-marsh, dune, and swale and wet prairie habitat through invasive species control. Project will employ herbicide and prescribed fire practices to sharply reduce remaining invasive patches, halting expansion, removing seed sources that cause re-invasion and improving overall habitat conditions.

The Wetlands Initiative
Collaborative Restoration and Community Engagement in Calumet Marsh Bird Conservation Area (IN)
Restore a floodplain corridor along the West Branch of the Little Calumet River in northwest Indiana to benefit rare wetland-dependent birds and the surrounding underserved communities. Project will manage invasive species on 142 acres, restore hydrologic wetland function and collaborate with local community groups on connected community beautification efforts that will amplify the conservation impact of the project.