Western Native Trout Initiative 2013 Request for Project Proposals
The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) is proud to announce 2013 request for project proposals. As one of 18 federally recognized National Fish Habitat Partnerships, WNTI is a collaborative effort between 12 western states, 5 federal agencies, sovereign tribes, and private conservation groups that seek to cooperatively restore and recover 21 western native trout and char species and sub-species across their historic range. WNTI works to achieve this vision by funding locally-based efforts that raise awareness for the importance of native trout and focus limited financial and human resources toward the highest-impact, locally-led, on-the-ground projects.
The deadline to submit a WNTI project under the 2013 NFHP funding cycle is October 26, 2012. In order to help applicants put forward the best possible projects, WNTI has a set of criteria by which projects are evaluated for funding. Applicants should address these criteria in their project applications. Please review the attached materials for project selection criteria and application instructions.