The Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) announced on May 16 a funding opportunity for research proposals that address high priority knowledge gaps associated with natural resource conservation and management across the nation’s heartland.
Research projects under consideration for 2014 funding must address one or both of the following science themes as they relate to prairie restoration, river restoration, agroecology conservation practices and/or urban watershed management.
The LCC is dedicated to addressing the conservation challenges of a heavily agricultural landscape that stretches across the nation’s heartland from southwest Ohio westward across to parts of eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska and northward into segments of Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. Climate change, shifts in land-use, urban expansion, and agricultural changes are all contributing stressors affecting this landscape. The LCC is responsible for identifying, prioritizing and supporting research projects that address gaps in scientific knowledge and can inform effective conservation and management across the region.
Up to $200,000 may be available to fund projects. The LCC encourages broad participation from groups and individuals concerned with natural and cultural resource issues. Individuals from federal, state, tribal, local, commercial, non-profit and educational organizations are eligible for funding as investigators or cooperators. Cost share or in-kind match is encouraged but not required.
LCC staff will host two conference calls to answer questions from interested applicants on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Central Time.
Call-in number: 866-714-8353
Participant Code: 43553755