Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists is now accepting applications for 2015

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in cooperation with its federal partners, announce that the Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists program is now accepting applications for 2015. This initiative brings together public and private partners to support those organizations that are developing innovative conservation job opportunities for youth on public lands. These job opportunities, in turn, expose young people, particularly urban, tribal and minority youth, to the natural world and career opportunities available in conservation.

In 2015, approximately $1.83 million ($1,000,000 BLM, $425,000 Reclamation (anticipated) and $405,000 USFS) will be available for matching grants nationwide. The funding is part of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) effort to provide meaningful employment opportunities to young Americans to protect, restore, and enhance our nation’s great outdoors. Project work funded through this program is restricted to habitat and species restoration projects that directly benefit BLM, Bureau of Reclamation and/or USFS facilities, lands, programs or mission. 




Carrie Clingan