[CT Birds] IBA Small Matching Grants Program Announcement

Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Fri Jun 22 16:08:27 EDT 2012

IBA Small Matching Grants Program

Audubon Connecticut is currently seeking proposals from Audubon chapters, landowners, universities, and organizations working within Important Bird Areas (IBAs) for projects at currently recognized or potential IBAs that advance Audubon's priorities for 2012, which include 1) gaining a greater understanding of the abundance and distribution of our species of greatest conservation need with a special focus on  Long Island Sound; 2) implementing conservation strategies put forth in IBA Conservation Plans and other strategic plans; and 3) furthering the eastern forest, Atlantic coast, salt marsh and shrubland objectives of Audubon's Atlantic Flyway Conservation Initiative (http://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/documents/audubon_strategic_plan_-_web_2012.pdf).

A total of $10,000 in funding is available. Individual projects are eligible for up to $2,500 each and a minimum of 1:1 match of funds, goods or services is required.  Special focus is given to proposals under $500.  IBA Small matching grant funds cannot be used to cover overhead.  Proposals will be reviewed with the Audubon Connecticut Science and Bird Conservation Committee.   Deadline for submissions is July 25, 2012.

Emphasis will be on projects for our recognized IBAs, but other requests will be considered for additional sites that may be potential IBAs if funds allow and the project is compelling.  IBA conservation plans can be found at http://ct.audubon.org/important-bird-areas-11.  Applications can be downloaded at: http://ct.audubon.org/small-grants-program. For additional information please contact Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe at cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org<mailto:cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org> or (203) 264-5098 ext. 310.

Recognized IBAs (contact Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe about other sites that may be eligible as potential IBAs)
1.      Audubon Center in Greenwich (including Quaker Ridge), Greenwich
2.      Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Stonington
3.      Bent of the River Sanctuary, Southbury
4.      Charles Island and Silver Sands State Park, Milford
5.      The Connecticut Audubon Society's Bafflin Sanctuary, Pomfret
6.      Connecticut College Arboretum, Waterford and New London
7.      Cove Island Park, Stamford
8.      East Rock Park, New Haven
9.      Falkner Island unit of Stewart B. McKinney NWR, Guilford
10.  Good Hill Farm Preserve, Woodbury and Roxbury
11.  Great Captain's Island, Greenwich
12.  Greenwich Point Park and nearby islands, Greenwich
13.   Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
14.   Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven
15.   Mamacoke Island and adjacent coves, Waterford
16.   Menunketesuck and Duck Islands and surrounding tidal flats, Westbrook
17.   Milford Point/Wheeler Marsh/Mouth of the Housatonic River, Milford
18.  Naugatuck State Forest (East and West Blocks), Naugatuck and Beacon Falls
19.  Northwest Park, Windsor
20.  Quinnipiac River Tidal Marsh, North Haven, New Haven, Hamden
21.  Salt Meadow Unit of Stewart B. McKinney NWR, Westbrook.
22.  Sandy Point, West Haven
23.  Station 43, South Windsor
24.  Stratford Great Meadows area and Long Beach/Pleasure Beach complex,
              Stratford, Bridgeport
25.  Topsmead State Forest (grassland component only), Litchfield
26.  The Nature Conservancy's Devil's Den Preserve, Weston, Redding
27.  White Memorial Foundation, Litchfield, Morris

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