The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting proposals under its Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Habitat Protection and Restoration focus area. Submissions through the request for proposal (RFP) process are due by Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
The GLFT pursues its efforts in habitat protection and restoration through direct investment in specific places with degraded or vulnerable habitat, as well as through collaborative efforts to develop next-generation systems for classifying and documenting the status of fish habitat in the Great Lakes. Funding is distributed through a combination of funder-directed and competitive grants.
Each year the GLFT determines priorities for funding to further its mission though targeted requests for proposals that focus on different focal themes. The main theme areas for the GLFT’s investments in habitat protection and restoration are:
- Targeted Land and Capital Efforts
- Protection, enhancement, and/or restoration of valuable Great Lakes fisheries habitat (e.g., acquiring property interest to preserve, enhance, or restore coastal wetlands or to provide fish passage
- Restoration of Great Lakes wetlands
- Removal of dams or barriers to restore fish passage (see policy on Fish Passage and Other Dam Management Projects)